As we digest the news from the Newtown, Connecticut shooting there is not a parent who is not ravaged deep in their soul at the horror of this event. The reaction so far tells us that this one is different – that this rampage will be the one that finally changes things. I have thought of many things that I want to say to add to the discussion, but all of them feel inadequate.
Let me try to find just a little to add.
This particular post is totally uncharacteristic of Barataria and all it stands for. It’s deeply personal. I apologize in advance for those of you who expect something else.
The most common criticism I’ve received over the years is that I rarely talk about myself. Well, if I told you all about my life I doubt you’d believe it. It’s been a long, strange trip and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Let this stand on its own and you can judge for yourself. This is a blog, after all. Time for a major self indulgent posting.