"We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change." - President Barack Obama, Sunday night, addressing participants at a prayer vigil for the 26 teachers and students, murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Friday There is no snow on the mid-December ground in Newtown, Connecticut, to hide the… Continue reading Gun laws, of course, but what else?
"These kinds of terrible, tragic events are happening with too much regularity for us not to do some soul searching..." - President Barack Obama, in response to the mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Sunday, August 5, 2012 Thank you, President Obvious. You know, I'm not clear on this. In the… Continue reading This week we’re all Sikhs, but after soul searching we’re still gun loving Americans
Guns and words. I live by one. People die by the other. Guns defend and protect, hunt and kill, but not on their own. "Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation." - Aaron McGruder, cartoonist Words envision and maintain, create and incite, but not by… Continue reading How deep should we dig the grave?
America's Passionate Death CultureTwo Glocks........One Troubled Man.......Thirty-three DeadThe sad rains of a cold April morning chill the Virginia air with a soundless, icy weeping.Yesterday, needless deaths in the heart of Appalachia numbed a town and a people who undeservingly find themselves in the dark abyss where fate has flung them. The echo from the pit… Continue reading Weeping for Thirty-three: America’s Passionate Death Culture