This has been one strange day. One strange awful day. Here is how the things unfolded:

  1. First, as I’m taking the bus from the Downtown library to the South Hill library (I had a meeting this morning) I notice that there are a lot of kids mulling around the a high school that the bus passes. The bus is diverted to another route because police are blocking off the regular route. Clearly something was happening at the high school. I found out that a “pipe bomb” was found in the boys bathroom and they evacuated the school. It turns out it was just an abandoned science project. whew!
  2. Then, I get to work to check the news and found out that they found the body of James Kim in the Oregon wilderness. This makes me sad. I was hoping that they would find him alive.
  3. About 10 minutes later I found out that a friend’s mom died this morning. I feel awful for my friend 😦
  4. Then my mom sent me an e-mail telling me that she had an awful day today. She found out that a friend of hers has cancer.
  5. She also told me that a teacher she knows of in the school disctrit was murdered this morning in a double homicide!
  6. Then she also told me that my step-dad found out yesterday that a friend of his was found dead when nobody had heard from him for a few days.
  7. I forgot to mention when I first posted this. At the end of the day a co-worker came up to me and said that another co-worker called into work saying she couldn’t come in because thier was a death in the family.
  8. This same co-worker’s uncle died a within the past few days.

WTF? What a horrible day!


James Kim

Image via Wikipedia

Totally heartbreaking.

The body of a San Francisco man who had walked into the Oregon wilderness to summon help for his stranded family was found Wednesday in a steep ravine where he had left clues for searchers.

Officials confirmed that James Kim, 35, an editor at the Web site CNET, had been found dead.

A very sad end to this story. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. I wish this had a happier ending.



This story has caught my attention the past couple of days. There is a search under way for James Kim, Cnet editor who went looking for help after his family got stuck in the mountains of Southern Oregon:

After leaving Portland on Interstate 5, search leaders said, the couple missed a turnoff that leads to the coast and took a wrong turn on a twisty mountain road they chose as an alternative.

Stuck, they used their car heater until they ran out of gas then burned tires to stay warm and attract attention. With only a few jars of baby food and limited supplies, Kati Kim nursed her children.

The family told their rescuers that James Kim left his family about 7:45 a.m. Saturday in search of help and went the way they had come, saying he would return by 1 p.m. if he found none. He did not return.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I really hope they find him alive.