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terrible tragedy

Usually this blog is about trying to write while parenting, creativity, finding the positives when I am blocked, or parenting a child with Asperger’s Syndrome and usually even then, finding the fun in it, the hope in it.

But today, I feel I have to say what my heart tells me – that my heart goes out to the families of the victims of the senseless shooting in Tuscon yesterday. 

I do not want to be in a political argument here.  But I would like to say, in short form, that I am a huge supporter of responsible free speech, and better gun control. I have my own very good personal reasons for that. There was a long and documented history of specific threat stemming from a particular posting by a particular political figure. Gabrielle Giffords’s father said it all.

May those who are still hospitalized heal well and may the families of all the victims be able to cope well in time with their losses and trauma.


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6 thoughts on “terrible tragedy

  1. mgermanottaduquette on said:


  2. Very similar thoughts and emotions here.

  3. thanks for your comments. I am heartsick about this.

  4. agreed. we were doing wedding stuff all day Saturday so I didn't hear about this until Sunday. just senseless. the death of the 9 year old girl, born on 9/11, hit me the hardest. terrible tradegy is an understandment. (sorry if this is a double post! having computer issues!)

  5. Yes, yes. It's such a heartbreaking event.

  6. the little girl really got to me, too, kelly. thanks for sharing your thought, kate.

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