This is a bit of a deviation of how I normally blog, but how are you guys doing in the wake of the Newtown tragedy?
It's unimaginable, isn't it?
I can't imagine what the families of children at Sandy Hook are going through. When I was driving home from the grocery store last night, the services were being broadcasted on NPR, and I started crying just listening to them. Of course, I ran into several neighbors on the way home and I'm pretty sure now they are sure I'm crazy after they've seen me walking up with about six grocery bags, all teary eyed.
There have been a ton of comments about gun control, school safety, and mental health awareness. I don't know enough about these issues beyond knowing that what we're currently doing is probably not the best.
This blog is relatively small, but I wanted to write this anyways because who knows if someone from the media reads it:
I wish the major media channels would make a pact that the next time this happens (because unfortunately, it probably will) to not broadcast the name or pictures of the shooter. Sure, I guess people will find out from other sources, but 1) I don't want to see that asshole 2) I am tired of giving these people their 15 minutes of fame and 3) Who knows if this could help prevent others from wanting to do a mass shooting, but maybe it could.
What do you think? (*edited to add based on Kelly's comment - Is it possible to do this but still address the mental health issues or other factors that contributed to the tragedy?)
I hope you are all (especially those of you with children) are doing ok.