Friday, November 6, 2009


Friday--the end of a long week.

It was a particularly sad week for many soldiers and their families at Ft. Hood. It's impossible to ignore such a tragedy. Information trickles in and yet knowing what happened doesn't lessen the shock or the grief.

How could this happen? No person walks into a public arena and starts shooting until they have reached the end of their rope. Apparently, they are skilled at hiding their despair. So skilled those around them don't see their despair.

Of course, it adds insult to the injury when such carnage is carried out in a place one believes to be safe. Increasingly, shootings are carried out in churches, schools, hospitals and colleges. So the question is do those places have more people with problems? Or do people with problems seek out those specific places to make a final statement?

Whatever the truth, let us keep all of them in our prayers. That's always an appropriate way to end the week.


Abraham Maslow - "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."


  1. It's hard to wrap our minds around this kind of thing.

  2. Some people snap w/o warning; others show signs which are often ignored until it's too late.