Thoughts and Prayers
Close to 20 people lie dead after a a mass shooting at a Connecticut school. It appears that among the dead are at least 10 children and the shooter himself. This is a true tragedy, the impact of which we may never know. And before we begin to dissect it in our usual ways, take a moment to think of multitude of families who are grieving today and the communities shattered by another incident of senseless violence. To echo Tod’s recent post, take the time today to hug your loved ones, to show your appreciation for your fellow man and woman, and to send thoughts and prayers to Newtown, Connecticut and those affected by this horrifying tragedy.
[Note: This is mentioned in the threads, but just to get it up front: We will be far more vigilant about eliminating inappropriate comments in this post, on this day. This includes hostile comments that blame other readers here for this tragedy. -tk]