Contemporary Events, Story

The terrible story is always bigger than the terrible event.

On December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, around 9:30 in the morning, a gunman entered an elementary school and on a rampage, after killing his mother with one of her guns, killed extraordinarily courageous staff members-- teachers, a psychologist, and the principal (all women), and 20 small children, six and seven years of age. Grief… Continue reading The terrible story is always bigger than the terrible event.

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Contemporary Events, General Writing, Poetry

Unrevised response to January 8th in Arizona

Dear Writers, I was writing about a photo (the link to the photo is at the bottom) that inevitably linked for me to current events: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Child Riding Water Buffalo in Siam 1928:  Questions about the whole picture Anya Achtenberg on Monday, January 10, 2011 You are riding the horns of the moon, quite at… Continue reading Unrevised response to January 8th in Arizona