Monday, April 23, 2007

"Let's be careful out there..."

I was just listening to the radio to hear that visiting journalist David Halberstam was just killed in a car accident just a hop, skip and a jump away from where I'm writing right now. Halberstam coined the phrase "the best and the brightest" when chronicling those who went to Vietnam. He later went on to write about sports, most recently about New England Patriots' coach Bill Belichick.

We take driving a car as an ordinary part of our lives, that we often forget that we can't let our guards down. Too many people have been lost due to cars. In the immortal words of the "Hill Street Blues" character Sgt. Esterhaus "Let's be careful out there."


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