Panama City

Reserved a room for a couple of nights next week, and an SUV. My damn car has 160k+ miles on it, don’t need the extra mileage. Plus it will be a hell of a lot more confortable than squeezing all five of us into my little stinky car. Hopefully no damn storms will blow that way while I am there :>

Will try to post some pictures while I am there if I can find someplace with Wi-fi access close to the hotel. We are staying at the Days Inn on the beach, so that will be cool. It’s been 20 years or so since I have been, and I have heard that it has changed alot. Looking forward to taking the kids.

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  • As a recently former teacher of Kelvin, and many other kids like him, I am appalled at the thought that someone would believe that it is someone else’s fault that this horrible tragedy occurred. Kelvin was, indeed, a troubled teen. Teens like him, though, with similar lifestyles and family situations, know the rules of the street and the ways of the street world. They know well what might happen to you when you put a gun to someone’s head. Kelvin was not mentally deranged or retarded…he had ADHD. This does not impair one’s ability to know right from wrong – especially in terms of trying to kill or rob someone. The bottom line questions are: why was he out so late? why was he out of his facility? and, mostly, why did he think it was ok to rob someone at gunpoint?? This is the most serious problem that we face in our city…fighting against this culture of people who believe that violence and intimidation are the better choice. Using ADHD is just an excuse for unacceptable behavior.

  • I just had to chime in on this. My 12 year old has ADHD and ODD ( Oppositional Defiant Disorder), She is not medicated nor does she have counseling. When she was diagnosed at 5 (almost 6), she did do a year of behavioral therapy which helped us and her learn how to deal with it and how to manage it. She has her days where no matter what you say, she thinks she is going to do things her way. However, I do not let her get away with anything.
    And I know all too well about inadequate treatment. The facility my daughter was using was appalling. The Psych she seen made the comment he wished he could stand outside of Disney Land with a bottle of Ritalin. And here, there’s no good place to take children. So I just have done the best I could.

  • HOW COULD YHU SAY THOSE THING’SZ ABOUT HIM ?? HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE AND WE LOVED HIM VERY MUCH….IT ISNT FAIR AND I HATE WHAT HAS HAPPEN TEW HIM !

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