Def: o'kay ter'ri'fic: 1.common expression of muted astonishment due to being surrounded by amazing stupidity, without quite knowing what else to say. 2.expression that usually precedes the changing of a subject brought up by an individual who is perfectly clueless to anything or anyone outside their own narcissistic corner of the universe. Origin: Unknown

Location: Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

Steven Hill is the author of the independently published A VOICE ABOVE THE DIN, available at www.lulu.com/holbrookhill, or Amazon or B&N.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


This morning I read an entry from a journal of an 8 year old boy in Mexico who has AIDS. He writes about how he was operated on for testicular cancer, how his little brother died recently and he helped dig the grave, he also writes of his relationship w/ his father and older brother. The amazing thing about this boy's writing, to me, is that it is so honest. And as a writer myself I realize that this is probably the single hardest thing to do, not even as just a writer but as a person...a human being. To be honest with oneself and one's feelings is truly a courageous act, let alone doing that while facing death as a little boy. I invite you to read it for yourself HERE.

I hope you are as inspired by this as I was. Maybe this hit me because I just finished reading James Patterson's 'Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas', which put me in a very sentimental mood. Either way, I'm looking forward to reading more of this kid's journal. Evidently he writes an awful lot. Good thing for us, huh?



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