Monday, June 13, 2016


This blog is now going to observe a moment of silence in memory of those lives lost and injuries incurred in the Orlando incident.  My thoughts and prayers are with the injured, and with the families of the deceased.   As well as with the community as a whole.

I don't have any answers to the problem. 

Others will beat the issue to death with arguments such as:  "guns don't kill people, people kill people","when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns",  "arm everyone, so the good guys can simply shoot the bad guys whenever they pop up - sort of like 'whack-a-mole'", "a lot of people die from knives, bombs, cars, fists (road rage), etc, so why not outlaw them and save more lives" and "how can people on the federal do-not-fly" list qualify to legally buy guns" just to name a few I've heard.   However impractical some of the above may be,  we as a nation, really need to resolve the issue  -  far too many have died in senseless attacks such as this.  And the sad part is that in three months, this issue will find its way to the back page. 

At least till the next massacre, when the cycle will begin anew.

Why can't people just "play nice?"



  1. I'm sorry about this awful event, Mandy. There are vigils here in Britain tonight for the victims and their loved ones and, I guess, for us all. I don't have any answers either, just the determination to keep going. Hugs, Sue x

    1. We're thankful for the international show of support! It really is an international issue. Let's hope and pray for a speedy end to these types of issues...