A Lesson from JFK

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth. My mom would have been 101 this same weekend. I remember them together, oddly enough. It seems just yesterday he was front and center of the nation’s life. As we honor the fallen, we need to see violence in a civil society more clearly. The closer you look, the uglier … Read More


Aurora is the Roman goddess of dawn. It is also another horrific etching on the heart of our nation, to go alongside Oklahoma City and Columbine. There is something exquisitely evil about Americans killing their fellow citizens. Having worked in a Level One Emergency Department and seen the effects of real violence up close and personal, I loathe its depiction … Read More