Tag: Sandy Hook

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene is Nobody’s Fool

    Marjorie Taylor Greene is Nobody’s Fool

    Let's fix a myth: Marjorie Taylor Greene is not from the North Georgia District she won in. I lived in Rome, Georgia. I went to school there. It's a lovely place full of kind-hearted mountain folks and some brilliant minds, and a wonderful college -[..]
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  • An Isolating Affair

    An Isolating Affair

    We were just a couple of songs into the Shabbat service on Saturday when a congregant sobs cracked across the crowded room. Those sobs soon turned into downright wails. The rabbi paused, looked, then offered words of comfort to the rest of us. Other congregants[..]
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  • Kids These Days

    Kids These Days

    [caption id="attachment_3926" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Students marching in Bend, Oregonphoto credit Bill Dahl[/caption] When I hear people bemoan the youth of today, how lazy and insolent they are, how disrespectful and disruptive they are, how they don't do anything but stare at their phones all day[..]
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  • A Message for Stoneman Douglas Students

    A Message for Stoneman Douglas Students

    I told Tim last night that if the students from Parkland go to march in DC I want to be there with them. When my father died in Vietnam I was only nine, which was old actually. I have friends who are visiting Vietnam this[..]
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  • America is not Great

    America is not Great

    America is not great. America is not even good. America is a country where children are being gunned down in their schools, in their homes, in their churches. America is not great. America is not even good. America is a country where white men with[..]
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  • The Lone Gunman in America

    The Lone Gunman in America

      You probably think this is going to be some rant about gun control. It's not. Though, as I told one commenter on Facebook today, if you isolate people on an island and don't give any of them guns, or access to guns, you can[..]
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  • About that Pilot

    About that Pilot

      The Associated Press put out this story about the family of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who murdered 149 people with an airplane last week. It was an article stating that the Lutheran pastor and their church community was standing with the Lubitz family during[..]
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  • Letter to Urban Outfitters

    Letter to Urban Outfitters

      Dear Urban Outfitters: I was nine years old in 1966 when my father, Staff Sgt. David P. Spears, was killed in Vietnam Ia Drang Valley. I can't tell you all the ways in which his death altered the course of our lives, individually, and[..]
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  • Lambs to Lanza’s Slaughter

    Lambs to Lanza’s Slaughter

    “I haven’t been able to read a book aloud since.” Jackie Barden was speaking about the shooting death of her son Daniel at Sandy Hook. Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the day Adam Lanza stormed into the elementary school and using a gun[..]
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  • A Prayer for the Fallen

    A Prayer for the Fallen

    Pastel by Ron Weil Merton’s Prayer MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that[..]
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