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A Second Life? What Would You Do?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | August 10, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009

Pittsburghers are saying their final goodbyes to the three women who died in the massacre last week at LA Fitness.

But if there is any good news that came from this tragedy, it is that many others did not die. All of the wounded are expected to recover. Others who were in that dark room when the shooting began were spared by fate. And there were many others who heard the shots and experienced various degrees of awareness that their time on earth might come to an abrupt end.

Then there was the story of Stanley Lowe. The Pittsburgh community activist was left for dead by two men who broke into his home and took him to an ATM to draw out money. While recovering, he recently told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that he had been given a new life and he intended to make good use of it.

Death’s aim is not always perfect. Sometimes we dodge the bullet. Sometimes we recover. Sometimes we are just lucky.

Suppose you recently had come close to death and were pulled back, given a new life — what would you do with your new life?

Why aren’t you doing it now?



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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