An alleged thief of good taste!!

December 22, 2009 at 14:48 (1)

I read the following news article, about a man who allegedly broke into a library and stole some demonically interesting books, with great fascination today!! It appears that, whatever else, if he is indeed guilty of the alleged crime, he has excellent taste in books!!!

All jokes aside, this article really touched me. It reminded me that, even with Christmas coming and most people getting excited and going on holidays or catching up with family members, there are plenty of folk less fortunate than us who are trying to just get by and stay off the streets and find enough money to pay for a bit of food or other creature comforts. This poor guy looks like he will be spending Christmas Day in custody, and that can’t be fun for anyone. Sure, we ALL know there are people out there who are struggling in life, but I think most of us probably don’t spend that much time thinking about them unless something happens that makes it more personal. I often pause and think that I should be doing more to help out the less fortunate in this life, but to be honest, it’s very rarely that I act on such thoughts. Hopefully Mr Griffin and his alleged failed burglary and arrest might help spur me on to actually follow up on those thoughts sooner rather than later…

Moving on to brighter news — Bas’s suitcase arrived safely this morning, so it truly was a case of Christmas coming early for her this year!!! We’ve been having a nice, relaxing time here — just sat by the pool and read for most of today, which is very unusual for us — we’re not the most patient of people, and normally cram our holidays with excursions and activities!!! And, to be fair, we’re going to a Bedouin dinner later tonight, and out for a full day trip to a Coloured Canyon tomorrow — but, hey, we’re TRYING!!!!

Take care, folks!!


  1. Miley said,

    Quite some luck with the luggage Mr. Shan, eh?well I think it’s fabulous you’re having a good time… and you’re right, people should think about other people who aren’t as lucky as us… I actually had a cousin once that was on the streets… died there. Ever since I’ve donated lots of money to people who are cold and sick. Just goes to show, personal experiences really change a person! 😉

    • Miley said,

      Oh… By the way- we just got two feet of snow right before Christmas!!! It’s been a while since we had snow for Christmas, so I’m very happy with the weather right now! 🙂

  2. Robbie said,

    Good blog methinks Darren Shan. Hope the thief reforms. Please keep up what I view as good work by writing more soon please!!!

  3. Alice (from Wonderland?) said,

    Lucky Bas…

    And you are right master Shan. Unfortunetly not all people get their suitcases before Christmas, and even more doesn’t have them at all. This is terrible… ;(

    Anyway Merry Christmas and the Happy New Year! 😉

    P.S. Unfortunetly here, in Poland snow is gone right now just before Christmas!

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