Friday, January 4, 2008

Men are not to cry, so how am I to stop it...

On New Years Day, two armed men entered a Robinsdale, MN residence looking to rob the home. There was a struggle, a gun shot and a life was taken, all because of a senseless act of violence. In the end, a friend of mine was shot trying to defend his wife, his friends and his home from the intruders.

This tragedy has greatly touched a lot of people. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone whose lives have been touched by Jamis Marks. Jamis was a great person and I will always remember him and the good times we had together.

The title of this post is from a Blues Traveler song, "The Mountain Wins Aging" . This was the first song Jamis and I heard as we drove home from Bozeman MT. at the end of a snowboarding trip during our time together at college. At the time the song seemed so fitting, now this line seems even more appropriate than ever.

To all of Jamis' family and friends, Peace be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Ryan,

I heard about the tragedy up there in Robbinsdale near Wirth Park. What a senseless act. I'm sorry to learn that this happened to a friend of yours and to such an outstanding guy.

My heart goes out to the Marks family and all whom knew him.

Sincerely,

"Fast" Frankie

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Anonymous said...

I remember you guys when I lived at the UVT's in St. Cloud. I was on vacaotion when I heard. I hope you and the rest of guys are doing well.

Bill
Coolew01@yahoo.com