I'd like to write something heartwarming today, like about my dog, or my husband, or maybe a friend I love. But really, I can't get over how my heart aches over some of the attitudes I see. The latest spate of gun violence, part of our daily news in the 21st century, has brought out a fulsome . . .
Headlines these days are full of horror. It's become the new normal. Kids shooting other kids. Law enforcement officers and soldiers shot to death. Home-grown terrorists of all stripes doing shocking and horrific things. There is no respect, none at all, and we are surprised. And yet, we shouldn’t . . .
If you've been following my blog you know that I've become less and less tolerant of the violence in our world. I'm tired of people dying from violent crime. Kids, cops, bystanders--all people. We live in a culture of violence and we're reaping exactly what we have sown. If you're a Facebook . . .
"We have grown further & further away from civil discourse in this country." How do we stop gun violence? For one, we need a memory longer than the last shooting or massacre. Have we forgotten Newtown? Sandy Hook? The funerals are over, the talking heads have moved on to the next tabloid . . .
Our nation is shocked and grief-stricken. It's time to harness those emotions (before they fade) and do something about the violence that's so pervasive.First, on the individual level. A wise blogger I follow, yogini Lori Lavender Luz, wrote of "big peace" and "small peace." She tells this . . .
Something is wrong in the U.S. of A. and we’re too busy waving flags at soldiers to do anything about it. I wrote that after the Connecticut murders and the thought won’t leave my head. Just like the pictures of those kids won’t leave my heart.Bob Dylan said something like it: This world is . . .
Our neighborhood e-list has had an ongoing discussion about our many solicitors, real and fake. And by fake, I mean thieves casing homes for future robberies. Lots of concern about that. And lots of robberies to make that fear real.I shared my husband's idea for handling aggressive solicitors: he . . .
Two Tampa police officers were killed early this morning during a traffic stop. Shot in the head. Police know who killed them and believe they are closing in on the murderer. The Tampa community is in mourning. In the past seven weeks, five California Highway Patrol officers lost their lives in the . . .