Gun control (I refuse to use the politically expedient phrase “gun violence” – we should call a spade a spade) has been much in the news lately. One branch of the story is that gun sales rose dramatically - by 200-300% - after the Sandy Hook massacre. I would have expected people to recoil in … Continue reading More Guns. And Witches.
I had little new to say yesterday regarding the Newtown shooting, including my last statement, which was that we should keep guns out of the hands of crazy people. Not surprisingly, there is a ton of discussion going on now about the gun side of the equation. But not much is being said about the … Continue reading Newtown 2 – The Mental Health Side of the Coin
I hadn’t planned to write about this, but a friend asked me to, so I will. As a college English major, I learned about the difference between tragedy, in which some noble flaw works against the protagonist, and disaster, where no such flaw exists and events are simply horrific. This is disaster, unmitigated and writ … Continue reading Newtown