Good morning! Got a photo update from the kids..
The “angels” are doing well at their grandparents’ house this week…can you tell they’re siblings?
Now to the news…
NORTH SIDE SHOOTING
A shooting killed a man near 7th and Frankllin in DM at around 12:30 this morning. Right before the end of the newscast we learned the victim’s identity – 35-year-old Michael Collins of Des Moines. No arrests yet. Lots of questions about what happened.
PAST LIFE KARMA
Call 255-5570 for more info on the lecture tonight at the School of Metaphysics on University near 37th. Starts at 7:30.
Any phobia or past life stories to share? Or do you think this stuff is all nonsense? Please share!
I’m deathly afraid of crossing train tracks. Don’t really know why. I shake, my heart pounds, it’s not a good feeling at all. Even when I can clearly see that no train is coming, I feel that panicky feeling. I can’t stand seeing people stopping their car on tracks, or watching someone walk on train tracks. Our guest this morning, the lecturer who’ll speak, says that could mean I had a bad encounter with a train in a past life. Who knows….
I’m off on assignment.. Dan will fill in a little more –
It’s D.W. here, and I can honestly say I had no idea during the drive to work that my worst fear would be exposed on the show, this morning. I admit it. I’m deathly afraid of SNAKES! I get the heebie jeebies just typing that word! I’m not sure where it stems from, exactly, but I think it has something to do with snake horror stories from my Grandma Winters. I’m not so afraid of the giant, slow moving python or say, a boa constrictor (although I still won’t get near one). It’s more the little fast snakes that creep me out, and I know a lot of people who feel the same way.
As far as the whole “past life” thing goes… I don’t buy it. What would be the incentive for a good and decent life lived to the fullest, if God were just going to give you another shot at it a few decades or a few hundred years after you die? I studied quite a bit of psychology in college… enough to know that our experiences and our brains hold a lot of explanations about our behavior, most of which we are unaware.
It’s been a fun to fill in for Patrick for the past few days, and I hope Pat was smarter than Ehrlich and actually wore sunscreen on his golfing trip. I hope you tune in on Saturday (Liz’s last day of her honeymoon) to find out how to have the best Des Moines Arts Festival experience possible!