Welcome to the 7poundbag End of the Year Spectacular.
Every Day from now until the New Year, a different Question about what was will be answered by the staff. I answered no followup questions and some questions can be taken different ways. Thus allowing the writer to answer how he or she felt.
That gives you, dear Reader, some new Content while allowing those of us that enjoy our families, or at least the food that comes with them, some time to partake.
Who is the Person of the year?
EJ: My person of the year is Jack Hoffman. Jack may be better known as the little 8 year old boy, who scored a touchdown in the University of Nebraska spring game. Little Jack was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in April 2011, and as a fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the school invited Jack to take part of the spring game. The video of Jack taking a handoff, and running towards the end zone brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it, and it’s bringing tears to my eyes as I type these words. Also, making me cry is the fact that Jack looks like he’ll survive cancer since his family announced in October that it is in remission. That little guy is my Person of the Year.
Joe: #1 is Malala, her message and courage rings strong in 2013.
#2 is Pope Francis… I think he is changing the Catholic Church that much and it is a much needed change and direction. The guy so far is all about justice and serving those who are in need. I half expect him to sell off the Vatican, and all its wealth, and, give it away to the poor.
Besides, I agree whole heartedly with David Zirin who said: “It is hard to quarrel with (Times) choice of a pope who attacks the “idolatry of money,” not to mention a pope who when asked about gay members of the clergy said, “Who am I to judge?” and… (the fact that) he makes Rush Limbaugh burst a vein is just a bonus.”
Kidding. I would go with the Pope. I don’t think there is a thing in the world he could do to make me turn Catholic, but I do hope he can turn many lapsed Catholics back to the Church, and possibly bring a lot of communication between Protestants and Catholics in other parts in the world, I know in the South many members of the Clergy do get together and talk, but that is FAR from the norm worldwide.
I do wonder what kind of push-back he will start getting once the media moves on from his “common folk” ways.
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