Monday, June 16, 2008

Courage is the answer

People are always asking me how is it that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out. Courage is the answer. 

Sunday, June 15, 2008

deep cuts

"When we were young, and truth was paramount, we were older then. And we lived life without any doubt. Those memories...they seem so long ago. 

Deep lyrics. Name that tune. And don't google it.  

Friday, June 13, 2008

In Heat

There was a horrible fire yesterday in Jericho. Nine fire departments from around the county responded. Jericho was the first. Engine 945 from Company 3 had the first due line into one of the condo units (4 were involved). I was on that hose line.  It was surreal- utterly surreal. Flames everywhere. The real deal for sure. I walked out of there, and was never more sure in my entire life that the other firefighter brothers of mine on the hose would never fail me if i asked them for something truly important. I hope I have earned that same sentiment from them. And I hope if I did any good fighting that fire, it comes back to my kids somehow, someday. Godspeed, Brandon and Skylar. Daddy loves you. 

here are my terms

rachmunis: a term often used by jews. a value i try to uphold. and a character and principle i hope to instill within my children. and why a certain someone is still working in my office.

nachas: real life mastercard commercials ("priceless") only a bazillion times more intense and enjoyable- like my son graduating from pre-k, and watching my daughter in her "moving up" ceremony.

oy gavult.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

closer to the heart.

.... And the men who hold high places, must be the ones to start- to mould a new reality closer to the heart.....

I just found out how to keep my blog private from whoever that sicko was. I hope to find the time to get back to blogging.