6 years after finishing a B.A. with 150+ credits finished my last final of my 1st semester back at school, community college now, maintaining the determination and a serious outlook is difficult among more than a few 13th graders.
Nervous about my grades nonetheless, although no one will probably ever see them.
A girl in my online Technical writing class who I believe was from Eastern Europe told me I was an excellent writer, that she read my forum posts expanding her vocabulary with dictionary in hand and that I should write for a living... good thing this was a technical writing course for manufacturing technology running in the complete opposite direction... I use too many commas, conjunctions and ellipses to be taken seriously anyway. Managed to make friends with the 3 international students even in an online class. :) Thanks Alina, Claire and Melek!
Sandy Hook... Omg... those kids had the saddest list of adorable kids names conceivable... The teachers are the amazing part of the story, in the end when the worst of humanity rears its head the goodness in people can't run or hide but protects the young and innocent with its last breathes. Npr in the am bad idea unless you want to swerve off the road in tears, thanks for the idea Christine.
No you can't take all the guns but it doesn't have to be easy or fast to get them, or to load them. and if they are doing background checks that successfully denied the killer a gun for just one day, then the answer is close. If someone is denied a gun, are they going to give up there? Why not follow up and see where they went to find the less legal or more stolen gun.
Mental Health is the key, all shootings may require guns, but they also have a zealot or snapped soul pulling the trigger, those who fall through the cracks, tormented or neglected or simply twisted and misguided. We shouldn't glorify and repeat the names of the worst of them, we should strive to save those yet to fall... not everyone takes other lives with them, but they suffer nonetheless. Their parents, their loved ones, their children who may not make it as far.
The saddest thing is that this story is not unique, the lives lost are, but this is just the latest and the sharpest sting of late. Human failings and cruelty and the tools of violence will persist through the sound bytes and Celebrity Tweets, Facebook posts and candles.
Death... & Taxes... I finally paid NYS for 2011 lol, they sounded mad... interest and fees added up to less than 10% that's a pretty good rate for a 1 year loan whoops sorry mom... THEY'RE Gonna Know! ... and?
Thankful for Jim and Sweetie Grey, the jolly St. Nicks of my City Tire Holiday Season for 4 years now.
This Blog post... Not funny, brave or counted amongst the very wise, oh well there it went...