Making 1 Simple Change to Keep Our Children Safe

1 simple change

  It's hard to believe that the unspeakable events in Newtown now occurred six months ago.  What began as a normal school day for everyone ended with 26 dead, a town changed forever, and a nation struggling to understand the worst kind of tragedy humanly possible.  I've made it clear on this blog where I stand on gun control, attending the Million Moms March back in January. We marched in freezing temps, hoping a law would be passed on stricter background checks as a start to relieving us all of any future pain.  However, Congress sadly shot down … [Read more...]

One Million Moms for Gun Control Rally in NYC

One million moms for gun control

Yesterday I was up at 6:30am on Martin Luther King Day and was on the train bound for Brooklyn Bridge an hour later with five other women in support of One Million Moms for Gun Control.  I joined a few hundred other people in a rally led by Shannon Watts, a mom from Indiana, and marched proudly through Brooklyn to Town Hall in NYC. There we heard Montego Glover sing "26 Names", a tribute to the 20 first-graders and six school officials who died in shootings Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  We also heard from NYC … [Read more...]

Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless

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Ever since the news broke on Friday morning about the awful tragedy in Newtown, I haven't been able to find the words to write here or elsewhere. The world has had twenty beautiful, innocent children taken from our world well before their time and I can't get their faces out of their minds.  Yesterday at the basketball court, they were standing before me getting ready to join my son in a game of scrimmage.  Today at Hebrew School, they were standing in the corner, clueless that their lives were about to be senselessly cut short. As I look at and … [Read more...]