- We’ve all heard of people getting carried away with road rage or parents acting inappropriately at their child’s athletic game. But perhaps the ultimate example of out-of-control emotions leading to terrible behavior occurred 21 years ago in Waterloo, Iowa. I don’t remember hearing about this incident before last week even though this tragic incident happened in my former hometown. Apparently some kids were practicing hockey while their fathers were watching. The play got a bit rough, which led to an argument between two fathers and their argument, in turn, became violent. Before it was over, three young hockey players watched in horror as the father of a fellow hockey player beat their father to death. The children pleaded with the aggressor to stop, but to no avail. He didn’t quit until his opponent was beaten into unconsciousness with what would prove to be fatal wounds. In a doubly sad irony, the man who died in that incident had watched a different fatal fight years before — one between his father and his brother in which his brother ended up dead...
- ("One time there was a country doctor in Scotland who had very poor clients. Although his patients would pay him in eggs, chickens, vegetables at harvest, and meat at slaughtering time, his huge ledger book would contain many names where nothing was paid. Once per year, the doctor would go through his book and write 'Forgiven' wherever he knew the patients would never be able to pay. When the doctor died and his heirs received all of his material possessions, they brooded over the ledger book and all of the 'Forgiven' debts..." and other short illustrations)