invincible summers

in the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. (albert camus)

the phillip workman pizza story May 26, 2007

Filed under: news,peace — clementine @ 1:39 pm
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i can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since i last posted here. i promise to return soon. i’m still in a bit of depression since putting my 16 year old cat to sleep and i’m finally working. it seems when i do have free time i choose online scrabble or yahztee over this blog.

two weeks ago i started to write a blog on philip workman, who was executed by lethal injection in nashville on may 10th. i didn’t plan to get into the politics of it all even though there was clearly massive amounts of corruption in his case. the blog was more about his beautiful gesture before he was executed. mr.workman requested that his final meal be a vegetarian pizza donated to any homeless person located near Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. the prison denied his request stating they do not donate to charities. and that is when my dear friend dona spangler stepped in. she called a local pizza place and charged $1200.00 worth of pizzas to her credit card and had them delivered to the nashville rescue mission.

you can read the full story here.

since that night dona has managed to collect most of the money she charged to her credit card from our friends, local filmmakers and a few strangers. and many homeless men, women and children had full stomachs and smiles, if only briefly, thanks to philip and few strangers.