Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reacting to Manhattan

Like everyone, I am so tired of the attacks on innocents around the world. When I read about teary, frightened children and the injuries and deaths of innocent people, I am angry and sad. Why does anyone think they have that kind of authority over the lives of others, and especially how can those who are mothers and fathers seek to kill or injure innocent people--mothers, fathers, children, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors, friends.

We have to bring together our collective creativity, knowledge, and understanding of this situation to put an end to it. It has to be a global effort. We need to begin with experts who understand these acts well, and then reach beyond those experts with their leadership into homes, families, communities, and institutions that can further help us resolve this violent disease, one that brings great hardship to so many, and one that costs lots of money--money that could be used to elevate life.

What I can do now is to continue to work in ways that welcome all children into our classrooms and work with those children to help them develop good skill and confidence so that they can find their interests and pursue a good life. I can also reach out to work in the community and neighborhood in positive ways. I certainly don't have much to say here. I'll continue to read, think, reach out, and learn to understand better and do more.