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Saturday, March 29, 2008

A small story of friendship in the big city

This New York Times article about two poor, humble, flawed people in the Bronx is enough to humble the rich, fashionable, and self-satisfied.

If anyone is looking for an illustration of courage in these times when the word "hero" is applied to everyone in any kind of uniform and the only kind of bravery regularly celebrated is the dramatic rescue or military action, read about Kenneth Jackson's journey to the funeral of his friend's mother:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/nyregion/28bigcity.html?scp=1&sq=&st=nyt