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Talk about a major surprise as I open today's The Daily O'Collegian and find out a buddy of mine believes in ghosts. It was in the paper, so it has to be true ... right?
I don't know how long the story will stay on their website, so let me give you the highlights here:
One of their staff writers did an article titled: Ghostly sightings keep staff, students on the lookout. The article points our various oddities on campus, late at night in different buildings.
Then I get to this point in the article:
Training Lt. Leon Jones, a bicycle police officer on campus, said he was patrolling campus winter break in the late ’90s.
Jones said his partner noticed a single track of footsteps in the snow leading to a front door of the Bartlett Center, slightly ajar around 3 a.m. The Bartlett Center, like the other buildings on campus, should have been locked up for the holidays.
Jones said he and his partner checked every room.
“We did a thorough search of the place,” he said. “We were probably in there for a good two hours.”
When they got to the third floor, Jones said they heard a “loud scream and a giggle coming from the fourth floor.”
Jones said they hurried up the stairs, but the floor was empty.
He said he believes it was a ghost.
“I didn’t see anything, but that’s what I believe it was,” he said.
See, there you have it ... Lt. Leon Jones believes it was a ghost.
After reading this, I remember that I had a picture that I took of Leon from one of the stadium security cameras during this past football season. I seemed to remember something odd about the picture when I took it, but didn't have time to really think about it at the time.
How did I ever manage to miss the fact that he was standing next to a sedan version of ECTO-1?:
Actually, the blog itself isn't new. When I first started blogging, I decided to register "ronking" with Blogger to have as a placeholder if I ever decided to start another blog besides this one. Today was the day to start using it.
I recently acquired a new camera and wanted to go out and play around with it yesterday. After just a little while of walking around, my leg started hurting and I got back into the car. Instead of stopping the photo time, I decided to see what I could find while in the car. I think I came out with a few really good shots.
The 'adventure' got me thinking (as scary as that may sound). I decided to start a personal project that involves photography only from within a motor vehicle - primarily my car. I hope to use this project as a future motivational tool when working with other amputees or future amputees ... especially ones that will have less mobility than I am lucky enough to enjoy.
The blog is named "Auto" Focus and can be found at http://ronking.blogspot.com. I hope the wordplay of the title is recognized and understood by all visiting.
I have already posted images from yesterday's activities.
This is actually from a Facebook type of meme, but I thought I would share it here as well:
1 - BAND NAME Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random article”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - ALBUM TITLE Go to "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - COVER ART Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.
(http://www.picnik.com is free online)
5 - Post it to FB with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in. (be sure to tag me, so I can see your creation)
I guess I could change step 5 to be:
5 - If you are a blogger and take the time to do this and post it to your blog, please leave me a comment with a link to your post. I would really like to see the combination you stumbled across
Dr. Roy King, M.D. died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 in Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 63.
Funeral services were held at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville with Rev. Wade
Burleson officiating. Committal services were held Fort Gibson national Cemetery with Rev. Gary Bowden officiating. Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1937 in Muskogee to Alton D. King and Edna Mable (White) King. King grew up in the oil patch of Barnsdall and attended school there. On June 1, 1958, he married Beverly Cabe in Pawhuska. King graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1965. He later became a member of the military serving
in the U.S. Navy for two years. From 1968 through 1974, he served in the U.S. Air Force and from 1974 through 1990, he was a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard serving as State Surgeon.
King retired from his Holdenville medical office in 1994, but continued to practice medicine in Konawa on a part-time basis.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry E. King. King is survived by his wife of
the home; two sons, Roy Daryl King of Shawnee, and Ronald David King of Stillwater; and four grandchildren.
(copied from http://www.seminoleproducer.com/2001%20obit.htm)
... not that I really had any to begin with, once I stopped to think about it.
If you couldn't tell, I haven't been posting much lately. The reason is most likely related to the Facebook-addiction, work, life and more work.
My muse has left the building!
Cancer is all over the news, and it seems like everyone knows someone who has (or had) some type of cancer. It might be something small like a type of skin cancer that is quickly removed in a clinic setting, or unmanageable bone cancer that results in the amputation of a limb.
But within 2009, which is only 8 days old, I have one friend who is literally on his deathbed with terminal cancer (both lungs, brain, shoulder and throat) and another friend whose father is in almost the same condition. Two very close friends involved in, what can only be described as, a death watch.
I lived through something very close to this with my dad in the February 2001 (long before this blog started). He didn't have cancer, but was quickly taken from us within 13 days of an ICU stay. So I kinda know what the families are going through.
I have posted before of a 'season of death' when I experienced several friends dying of various causes within a short number of weeks. But somehow this cancer attack is bringing me down like nothing before. I know that Luke 21:11 references pestilences -a usually fatal epidemic disease- as one of the "end time" signs ... and that has made me really start to wonder what is going on with this world.