Articles in Category: Breaking News
The idea for this piece first began brewing, when a friend posted a picture of a friend she lost in response to a post I put up about the loss of one of my own friends. She pointed out, we are all connected through these deaths. And then, I stumbled across this news story, the tragic death of a relatively unknown musician. I thought, once more, of how we are all connected in these deaths. Then I uncovered the story of the dead man's bandmate, and I realized that we are all also connected in recovery.
Dale "Mad Dog" Messmer has an interesting and cautionary tale to tell. He is also a regular on Maury Povich giving "boot-camp" to at-risk youth, and he spends his life trying to help youth understand the consequences of their decisions, through sharing his bad choices, which ultimately led to prison.