Congratulations Parents: You Just Bought Your Child a Kevlar Suit of Fear

Parents are buying their children bulletproof backpacks. Military fathers are standing guard at their children’s schools.   A man went on the local news with a watch that looks like it’s from a Dick Tracy cartoon and had Marc Klass tell us that it would have saved his daughter’s life. I think that’s a stretch. My friend won’t let her 10 year old son ride his bike around the neighborhood because she’s worried he’s going to be abducted. Another friend won’t let her 14 year old child have sleepovers because …

Telling Our Own Stories

In blogging it’s sometimes difficult to know which stories are ours to tell. Victoria has been pushed into the unimaginable situation of burying a nephew, a child and you can see here on AC that she’s beautiful and eloquent and protective of the surviving siblings and of her own child. There’s a #LoveForNoah hashtag on twitter that folks might want to follow. It’s unimaginable that as I write this a family is burying a child so small. We don’t have words for this. We have widows and widowers, we have …