Category Archives: violence

Crying For Colorado

Here’s the trillion dollar question: if we, here in the good ol’ US of A, saw on the news that this had happened in another country, that an armed, middle-aged man had gone into a health clinic offering well-woman visits and breast cancer screenings at the time (obviously premeditated with that much ammo and supplies) and shot a dozen people would we hesitate to call it terrorism? Would we bother to talk about his motives or try to distance ourselves with pleas to wait for more info? Would it matter if he had a vendetta against one person? Would it matter if it was a “domestic dispute?” Remember that lovely explanation about honor killings and domestic violence?
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When Will We Have Had Enough?

Another school shooting today. 294 mass shootings in 274 days. My kids learned in kindergarten how to hide under their desks and wait for death. I’ve spent an hour waiting in the school parking lot after the final bell for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Round House

For a deathly serious book Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is laugh out loud funny. It’s a page turner novel chronicling the reaction and adventures of a 13 year old boy after the brutal rape and near murder of his … Continue reading

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