Our Child’s Not Coming Home

“Parent’s Broken Heart”

One day a troubled outcast,
Whom everybody knew,
Devised a plan, bought a gun,
To do what he must do.
He claimed the voices told him,

“Parent’s Broken Heart”
“Kill everyone you can,”
He took their words quite serious,
And carried out his plan.

He massacred his classmates,
And teachers who stood strong,
He bought his weapon legally,
To do this massive wrong. Continue reading “Our Child’s Not Coming Home”

Releasing a Predator

“Dark Places in the Wild”

My thoughts on releasing repeat offending sexual predators: The sexual predator that is about to be released in San Diego will follow a very expected course. (Jan 2014)

I am a very forgiving person but I’m not stupid. Sometimes bad DNA takes over a person’s behavior and the only way to help that person is to confine that person.

Not unlike the wild animal who has DNA designed to kill. Continue reading “Releasing a Predator”

Suicide by Comparison

“Heartening of the Arteries”

This was inspired in part by a glimmer of insight I had while reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Emerson’s Essays.” In it he talks about the human flaw of trying to please and appease others.

He says that “imitation is suicide.” I think in today’s media-driven world, we are constantly comparing ourselves to each other. We must have a bigger car, a bigger house, a bigger bust, a bigger, and well, you get the picture.

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When One Changes and One Does Not

”Three Trees to the Wind”

The oak tree cannot grow in the dark shade of the pine tree. The pine will not do well in the shadows of the oak. They both need enough space to grow upward to form the forest.

Likewise, couples and people working together need the ability to reach for their own light. We’re all growing and it’s always at a slightly different pace.

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