http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1390415All he needed was a bow.
A Tulsa, Okla. homeowner practically gift-wrapped a present for local police Wednesday when he hogtied a burglary suspect and left him in his front lawn.
Denay Houston said she and her husband noticed that their daughter’s window had been broken early Wednesday morning, and then heard sounds coming from the garage.
Houston’s husband then pounced on the unsuspecting thief, and quickly tied his arms behind his back with a rope.
"He's like a superhero," Denay Houston told Tulsa's News On 6.
Houston’s husband then forced the man to the ground, hogtied him on the couple’s lawn, called police, and went off to work.
"That's just the type of person he is, you know? That's just the type of person he is," Houston, who is nine months pregnant, said. "Business is business. 'I got to take care of business, he's safe, the police are coming, I got to go.'"
When police arrived at the scene they found 31-year-old Robert Cole where Houston had left him, and arrested him on one charge of first degree burglary.
Houston’s wife attributed his skill with rope to his years of working with horses.
Cole is being held at the Tulsa County jail, and his bail has been set at $32,079.
“We all see our lives as stories… if a person survives an ordinary span of sixty years or more, there is every chance that his or her life as a shapely story has ended, and all that remains to be experienced is epilogue. Life is not over, but the story is.”
Been fascinated with Eastern philosophy for a few years now. He didn't mention it by name, but the Indian myth of the 'dreamer' he was describing is called 'Brahma, The Creator'.
edit- Hinduism even has a word for it:
"Within non-dualism, Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute (Brahman)".
Campbell is particularly interesting to me because he doesn't so much promote a specific philosophical system or line of supernatural belief (though he was himself a kind of Catholic). What he did was to learn it seems the tenets and myths of every religion and then synthesize them into commonalities he noticed among them that speak perhaps to universal human truths. Stories that crop up in different parts of the world among cultures that had no contact with each other, sometimes down to specific details. Themes that run the world 'round just in different shadings. He turns it almost into a kind of musical theory. Certain notes sound good with other notes. We don't exactly know why but they do, and they sound good everywhere in the world.
That kind of thinking -- not that I know anything compared to a Joseph Campbell or an Alan Watts, who iirc was also an expert on many religions -- appeals to me more than a detailed study or belief in any particular religion. I'm never going to get passed the idea that I think the entire notion of the supernatural is very silly. I'm never going to believe that life is the dream of Brahma or that my soul is a substance or any of that. But what those stories and beliefs can tell me about universal human consciousness is something worth studying, and that's what reading or listening (he's a very engaging talker) to Campbell can provide.
Please do not be safe and shove a rocket up you ass and light this 4th. Please also place a sticker on it that says "NY8123 said go **** yourself so now I am with a rocket!".
Thank you carry on.
"Martining" things is no way to go through life.
Don't be a Martin.