That Was a Close One

I came across this video of a Boston subway train almost hitting someone. Thankfully, she’s OK. I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. Perhaps you will, too — at least once or twice.
Here are my observations:

  • It’s a good thing that the old guy has such a big wave.
  • It’s a good thing that the operator of the train was paying enough attention to hit the breaks.
  • It’s a good thing the mechanics kept the brakes in good order. I can’t believe how quickly the train came to a stop.
  • It’s a good thing that she wasn’t down in the station alone. She was saved by the quick response of others.
  • I guess it goes to show you that people still care about others. I have always believed that to be true, but sometimes I look at how isolated we’ve become — myself included — and I think about what might have happened because we’ve conditioned ourselves not to pay attention. That wasn’t the case in Boston’s basement, and I don’t want it to be the case for me, either. What am I about to miss?

    Here‘s the article over at the Detroit Free Press.

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    I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on
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