I spent the last two nights training a young man for the Audti shift. He's smart and knows his stuff. Durring the 12 hours I was with him I got his life story.

He grew up in the 'Hood" in Atlanta, GA., he's lost two older brothers to gang violence and also lost his two-year old sister in a revenge killing.

This guy is only 26.


Without going into detail, he's told me about a whole other world that I had no idea existed. Whatever idea I had about 'Solving Problems" flew out the window, smacking me in the face as they went. I'm pretty much going to STFU on the subject of urban violence because I'm not even sure that I live on the same planet as the one where this stuff happens.

On the bright side, I don't seem to have any problems anymore.