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dale-estey's picture
Jan.29.2013
Stephen King has removed an earlier book of his, Rage, from circulation because it was cited after some school shootings. I have often pondered how much a work of fiction (or a movie, or TV drama or some such) can influence other people, particularly in a negative way. An author's intentions are...
sande-boritz-berger's picture
Dec.17.2012
 He asks if I’ve heard about the tragedy, though, at 10, he slightly mispronounces the word. I don’t correct him, already chilled by the fact he has been told too much any child his age should ever have to know, or try to comprehend.   I nod my head knowing that his parents (I’m the...
michael-lipsey's picture
Dec.14.2012
Everyone is posting about gun control, so I will join the rant. Gun control is the third rail of American politics. Most politicians believe that if they touch it they will die, and they are probably right. Hard to believe that when I was a kid owning a machine gun was a Federal crime that would...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.21.2012
In my ongoing saga of trying to find the right dog, I've filled out at least four applications for adoption. Actually, not even adoption--for the simple chance to talk to a breeder or adoption agency. The last form I clicked onto not only wanted to know my name, address, and family members' names...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Nov.06.2009
At Fort Hood, a soldier gunned down 12 and injured 31 people. His name is Nidal Malik Hassan. He opened fire at a military processing center and In my opinion the 39 year old psychiatrist felt like it was wrong for him to declare war against the Muslim world, while he being a Muslim himself. Malik...
raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.12.2009
        To thoroughly discuss the issue of gun violence in America or anywhere, one would need thirty to forty pages instead of seven to eight paragraphs, but I'll try to consolidate. The statistics of gun related violence in the U.S. are absolutely staggering. In one study, it was found that 3012...
lisa-solod's picture
Jul.28.2008
Politics notwithstanding, it's been quite a week in my household indirectly, and directly in the household of people I love. After spending a lovely few days with Ellen and Lou in their mountain cabin early this week, I got a tearful phone call from Ellen Wednesday morning;  early that morning, her...