Thursday, April 13, 2006
Happy Easter to all my friends in Cyberia. If you, as I probably will, go for a family drive this weekend, please be careful. With so many people on the highways, and the corresponding increased chance of mishap, I want you all to be safe.
In my trip to Panama last November, one thing I noticed as I roamed around the country in my little rented SUV, was the number of roadside markers similar to the one shown in the accompanying picture. They were everywhere, and I can only presume that wherever there was a marker like this, someone died in a traffic accident. I saw dozens of the crosses or little stone cairns on the roads I travelled. Each roadside memorial marked someone's lost son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister. Let's not become statistics. Our families need us, and we them.
Enjoy your families and be safe.