Devastating News

This morning, Dennis Prager has announced that he and his wife of 17 years are getting divorced. I'm utterly devasted for him, Fran and his children. Mr. Prager, as most of you know, has been one of the most powerful and profound influences on my teenage and adult life. My heart goes out to his family during this time.

In no way is his influence diminished in my mind, but I am saddened that a man of such great wisdom and strength is going through something like this.

It's not often you cry while listening to talk radio. Callers have said that they feel as though their own family has been devastated, and I couldn't agree more. People like Dennis have a real knack for working their way straight into your heart. The only other living man, outside my family, who has this influence on my life is my mentor and pastor Sy Goraieb. I am very close with Sy and have never met Dennis, but I know that this news from either source would hit me just as hard. That's the bond Prager's listeners feel with him.

If you haven't made listening to Dennis (or reading his columns) a habit, I couldn't recommend it more.

Posted by Portia at December 30, 2005 10:27 AM | TrackBack

I gots to be honest...don't think that I have ever cried while listening to talk radio! :-) Ok...So I just had to say something smart! And yes...I do know what talk radio is...and I do listen from time to time...but usually only because I took all the cd's out of my truck, and I really don't want to just hear myself sing. At least with music I can drown out the sound of my own voice! :-) Ah now me singing...that'll bring a tear to anyone's eye.

Posted by: Cassie at December 30, 2005 07:15 PM

I clicked on your link to read the article about his divorce and was disheartened by those who posted about it. There is a peculiarly nasty type of person who can never get enough schadenfreude; most of whom are on the left.

Posted by: Dee at January 3, 2006 05:29 PM