Thursday, March 24, 2011
Five years after I had my son kidnapped...
So, it was five years ago that about 20 guys got together and kidnapped Justin, took him out to a barn about 20 miles away, and put him through a series of tests.
Yes, I helped organize the whole thing (although the end result was so much more than I could have envisioned thanks to the awesome offerings from all the others involved).
Yes, Justin had "asked" for this adventure (though he didn't know exactly what he had asked for at the time) - and he had control during the entire experience - and all went well (I hope to have the full story to post soon)
Five years later...
Justin is quite the musician, an impressive performer with a quick mind and ability to work with a crowd.
Justin has spent a considerable amount of time volunteering for a variety of organizations in the area, he has a knack for helping people address real issues - one time he was at the Empowerment Center in Newark and made sure two men got the job applications and interviews they needed - I think he was 15 at the time.
This year, Justin has been spending his Wednesday evenings as a camera operator for a local television show and an exciting venture known as IndiFilmNight.com - cool stuff.
Let me say this - I am both proud and impressed with my son - who he is, how he thinks, and what he does.
Happy Birthday to Justin - I can't wait to see more of your life's adventure!