Sunday, 26 May 2013
Just finished this book, Captive in Iran. -Very Good
Friday, 24 May 2013
It's a sad day for the Boy Scouts.
Friday, 18 January 2013
A friend of ours has a 5 year old that is learning about maps in her preschool. Her mom has requested that post cards be sent to Sara, so she could learn more. I'd appreciate it if you would send a post card to this little girl, encouraging her in her map study. They'd like to get post cards from all over the US.
Sara Carmen, 2006 Ross St, Yankton, SD 57078
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Michael Tremoglie on the Italian website, Academia Res Publica, offers some food for thought about the Sandy Hook school shooting. He writes that the worst school killing in history wasn’t committed by a disaffected teenager, didn’t involve a gun, and happened before there was violent entertainment and before God was taken out of schools. In 1927 in Bath, Michigan, a middle-aged farmer blew up a schoolhouse, then detonated a car bomb. He killed 38 kids and six adults, and nobody ever figured out why.
Tremoglie notes that the only scholarly study of mass school killings was published by an Ohio sociology professor in 2007. It found that there is no holistic approach to investigating school killings, where interdisciplinary experts examine every possible angle and share their knowledge. Instead, different groups quickly seize on the tragedy to advance whatever angle they already believe. Liberals blame lax gun control laws. Conservatives blame violent media. Mental health groups say it shows the need for more funding. And so on. The study suggested that until we start investigating these tragedies the way we do other disasters, where experts from many different fields work together to discover the truth, we may never learn what really causes them or how to prevent them from happening again.
So.... lets quit the political games concerning children's and teachers lives. Thoughts on the politics of this horrible event?