For 35 days, the banner on our web site has been black in mourning for the lives lost last month in Newtown, CT. This evening, we resumed our normal practice of posting to that space the topical, the whimsical and the pretty pictures that we occasionally find on The Internets. Please do not mistake this action as a sign that the pain of that tragedy is lessened or that the urgency we feel to address the issues of gun violence is ebbing. It isn’t.
I was encouraged by today’s inaugural remarks on the topic and by the recommendations announced last week. They aren’t enough, we should do more, but they are a start.
Hug your kids, hug your grandkids, hug the kid next door; if we can do something that might save one of their lives some day, shouldn’t we?