God's Pottery: Jack Bauer is ALIVE:
We were in the "meatpacking" district of New York City (Manhattan) dropping off some helpful literature at the local taverns, when we saw JACK BAUER.
The good news: he is OK. We didn't want to pry as we're sure the last 6 months have been very trying for him, but he apparently found some way to escape from the Chinese. We're not sure if he's in NY doing counter-terrorism work (hope NOT), but he looked ok given all the he has been through in the last 5 years.
The bad news: it appears Jack uses alcohol as a "crutch" (aid) to help him cope with all the difficulties in his life (dead wife, dead co-workers, being clinically dead once, etc.). We tried to gently counsel him, but he was in "that place" so we didn't push the issue. We just wish he'd tap into the Keg of Christ: it's always full, no foam, and no hangover.