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Farewell Glee’s Finn Hudson

Tonight Glee says farewell to Finn Hudson who was played by the late Cory Monteith. He passed away in Canada from an overdose. He was a talented young man who brought joy to millions of Gleeks. Tonights episode will be sad, bittersweet and hard for many of his fans. Rest in peace Cory/Finn.

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Drugs, Just Say No

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News that Cory Monteith died of a overdose of heroin and alcohol came to a surprise to many. Its another sad story of how drugs have claimed the life of another talented human being. The list of people who have died because of an overdose is long. Names like Belushi, Jackson, Joplin and more are tragic examples of what illegal drugs will do to a person.

The reasons for using these drugs is personal and wide. From deep depression to wanting to escape life. Drugs are even used recreationally by people who want to just get high. Some just want to experiment and see what it does to them.

I cannot begin to imagine the pain and suffering that those who use drugs feel. However I can say there is an alternative the drug scene that seems to be lingering.

Get help my friends, seek out people who can help you cope in a real way. You don’t need the drugs to keep you going. Sometimes a mechanical approach to making your life better can have a greater impact than a chemical solution.

Nancy Reagan back in the 1980’s was a leader in the era’s “drug war” the slogan “Just Say No” sounds so cliche and simple today but perhaps its one that everyone needs. Saying to the world I am going to get help from my community is a great step there. Having coping skills can save your life in so many ways. There are professionals and treatment cente’s that are available. The person who wants to end their life might be the one who could cure cancer, AIDS or lead the new tech race.

Life is worth the living, have hope, lean upon a rock who won’t steer you wrong. Seek peace and love in your life. Someone wants to care about you.

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I cannot say I am the biggest fan of Glee but it shined in the early episodes with the original cast. Their cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” remains a favorite rendition of that song. I enjoyed the spirit of those performances and the genesis of New Directions show choir.

The news of Cory Monteith’s passing was very surprising, very shocking, very sad. For anyone to die at 31 is way too young. He had a brilliant future ahead of him. Some quotes from his fellow co-star he was the glue of the whole operation. From what I understand he was a nice, helpful co-star something every production needs.

Monteith’s character, Finn Hudson was a broken young man who grew up a only child. He was a jock who made the transition to glee club member and lived to tell the tale. His relationship with Lea Michele’s character Rachel Berry is a story of two people with different life experiences finding love in a surprising way. Now the show has to find a way forward. What will happen? We will find out in the Fall season.

The music that cast made is something that will last forever in the annals of TV. Cory Monteith, a son of Canada will be missed by his family, friends and fans all over the world. Rest in peace, God bless.