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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

When the morning paper seems an endless parade of stories about greedy CEO's, the economic downturn, partisan bickering, bankruptcies, pink slips and layoffs, sometimes we need a display of humanity to wash the jaded taste from our mouths. Enter Camden New Jersey native, Jesse Coltrane. He had been exchanging instant messages and phone calls with a despondent California teenager. When he saw the image on his webcam of the teen, who had been talking about suicide, cutting his forearm with a razor blade, his action of calling the police may have saved the teens life.

6 Comments
  1. February 5, 2009 -

    Brilliant as ever!! I hope this comments registers, whenever I use my blog as the website my comment never registers!

  2. February 5, 2009 -

    Sorry about the Wordpress glitch in my blog. For the life of me, I have no idea why some can post and others can't. I tried switching every possible setting in my dashboard and the issue still exists. I encourage everyone to check out Adebanji's prowess with a pencil by clicking on the link to the right ---->

  3. February 5, 2009 -

    That really was an amazing story--wonderful, Larry. Now, I'll have to go check out Adebanji's prowess; yes! Thanks.

  4. February 6, 2009 -

    Hello Larry, Thanks for the BLOG! Who drew me on the newspaper. Anywho Thanks for everything. Jesse M Coltrane

  5. February 8, 2009 -

    Hi Jesse, As part of my morning routine of reading the paper, I have an exercise where I draw someone in the news on the newspaper. Forgive any imperfections or mistakes. I do it quickly without tracing and the ball point pen makes it impossible to correct. Thanks for inspiring me and giving us all a brief respite from the terrible news we read every day. Best, L