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A Good Friday to Remember -- The rather dramatic story of my near-fatal car crash off a cliff

By Michael Fumento

Good Friday, April 17, 1992: I'd just started a great job at Investor's Business Daily in Los Angeles, and two weeks earlier I'd purchased the car of my dreams, a beautiful, blue Toyota MR2 Turbo. To me, at least, it looked like a small Ferrari. It was fast and sleek. I was taking my girlfriend, Mary, who had just recently followed me out from Denver, where we'd met, to see a city she'd always dreamed of visiting: San Francisco.


But we were in no hurry, and I wanted her to see the majestic beauty of the central California coastline. That meant taking the Pacific Coast Highway. Cut into the cliffs and filled with sharp, winding turns, it can make for a white-knuckle ride in many parts. As the driver, you take quick glances at the scenery and then shoot your eyes back to the road. A front-page article in the Monterey County Herald would later be aptly titled "The Beauty and Danger of Highway 1." An accompanying piece: "Rocks and Surf below Highway Become Tomb for Some."

Those articles would be about us.

My essay "A Good Friday to Remember," first appeared on Good Friday two years ago and prompted more fan email than any other piece I've written. If you end up crying, that seems about typical.

April 5, 2012 04:32 PM  ·  Permalink

"A Good Friday to Remember," my essay in NRO

By Michael Fumento

Good Friday, April 17, 1992: I'd just started a great job at Investor's Business Daily in Los Angeles, and two weeks earlier I'd purchased the car of my dreams, a beautiful, blue Toyota MR2 Turbo. To me, at least, it looked like a small Ferrari. It was fast and sleek. I was taking my girlfriend, Mary, who had just recently followed me out from Denver, where we'd met, to see a city she'd always dreamed of visiting: San Francisco.

But we were in no hurry, and I wanted her to see the majestic beauty of the central California coastline. That meant taking the Pacific Coast Highway. Cut into the cliffs and filled with sharp, winding turns, it can make for a white-knuckle ride in many parts. As the driver, you take quick glances at the scenery and then shoot your eyes back to the road. A front-page article in the Monterey County Herald would later be aptly titled "The Beauty and Danger of Highway 1." An accompanying piece: "Rocks and Surf below Highway Become Tomb for Some."

Those articles would be about us.

My essay "A Good Friday to Remember" isn't my usual fare, but judging from my email so far it's a powerful piece. It will make even a skeptic - somebody like me - think about the possibility of miracles.

April 2, 2010 12:06 PM  ·  Permalink

Pope Benedict is already shaking things up

By Michael Fumento

Headline: Saints will train in Louisiana
By Tim Price, The Associated Press

December 30, 2005 12:56 PM  ·  Permalink

So THAT's where those yahoos are from

By Michael Fumento

In a previous post I included a photo of protesters carrying utterly vile anti-American signs. Curiously, though, some also carried anti-homosexual (or "fag") as it were signs. Didn't know what to make of it. Fortunately, my friend Kevin Gleeson did. Turns out they're a bizzare non-Christian Christian group that believes that America's tolerance (or acceptance, or whatever)of homosexuality means that God should damn us and in fact IS damning us via terrorism, Katrina, and anything else bad that happens to us. You can see the same signs on their website as I showed on my blog. I'm no theologian, but needless to say this is not a Christian view of homosexuality. In its extremeness, in fact, it actually has a lot in common with Islamism. No wonder they think Sept. 11, 2001 was a wonderful day.

September 13, 2005 05:05 PM  ·  Permalink

Can he do that?

By Michael Fumento

According to a report in the British newspaper The Guardian, "A seething mass of people, channeled by National Guard troops carrying assault weapons, comforted by an Army chaplain holding a Bible, surged from the Superdome toward the few buses that arrived to carry them from a refuge transformed into a cinematic house of horrors: bodies and fires and piles of human excrement."

Are federal employees allowed to hold Bibles? Where's the ACLU when you need it?

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