Emptiness at the Core

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.

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About Me, the Post

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.

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