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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 [...]

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 [...]