Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ya gotta think before you act...

I am constantly preaching to my kids that they need to act in ways that allows them to keep their opportunities open... which means, among other things, studying hard so they have the opportunity to go somewhere other than the local community college, and staying out of trouble and not getting tattoos all over their bodies so they have an opportunity of getting a job at someplace other than the local Tower Records.

As I tell my girls, do something stupid and you can't even begin to think of how it just might come back to haunt you later.

Which brings me to the reports that Collin Finnerty, one of the two Duke students arrested today on rape charges, had been arrested this past November for allegedly punching a man in the mouth... and how there was probably no chance Finnerty thinking in the moment before he threw that punch that his doing so would be brought up five months later to portray him as capable of the crime he is now being charged with having committed...