I got a phone call from a friend of mine last night who asked me if the FCC had shut down my blog yet for being too boring. I can't say that I fault him much for his question.
I was in trial for the better part of last week, and we had picked a jury the Thursday before that. I'm not saying that being in trial monopolizes all of my time, but it does seem to quash any desire that I have to write anything on the blog.
As it always seems, whenever I don't have the ability to write something, a ton of stories that I want to write about pop up.
I was in the middle of jury selection when I was informed about the murder of Kaufman County prosecutor Mark Hasse. I got several text messages and e-mails asking me why I hadn't posted anything on him. Please know that it wasn't indifference. I honestly don't know what to say.
Obviously any time a public servant is killed in the line of duty -- whether it be a police officer, a fireman, a prosecutor or a teacher -- it sends shockwaves through the community. When you happen to hold the same occupation as the person killed, it becomes all the more sobering. I didn't know Mark Hasse, but he sounded like a brave prosecutor. It becomes a very frightening world when public servants aren't killed just in the line of duty, but because of the line of duty that they have chosen as a profession.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who knew Mr. Hasse from the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and the Kaufman County District Attorney's Office. I hope those responsible for his death are brought to Justice.
The other topics that I've been wanting to write about can wait. I will get to them soon, hopefully.
If the FCC doesn't shut me down first . . .