Gabby Giffords: Doing the Right Thing

Doing the right thing isn't easy. Deciding what the right thing might be is even harder. Add brain trauma to the mix and set it all before a backdrop of the media and Congress, and my head hurts just from lining up all the pieces. Monday morning, I had a chance to see it in action, when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords invited me to finish what we started in Tucson a year ago. It wasn't easy to watch, but I am a better woman for it. She was reconvening Congress on Your Corner just for us. ...more
Gabby really made it on her way to tell everybody about who she is by doing what is right. She ...more

Boortz Calls for Violence on the Same Day Giffords Leaves Hospital and Arivaca Family Murder Trial Continues

I don't do a lot of cross-posting on my blogs, but today I have to.  I have tried to write an entry several times today.  Several situations are swirling around in my brain space,  and they all involve violence and public complicity in that violence. ...more

Shot at Tucson: Ashleigh Burroughs on Hospitals, Gabby Giffords & Recovery

Gabby is home with Mark, in his house in Texas, snug as a bug in a rug, I hope. She's surrounded by people who love her and people who will tend to her and her rehab will continue. And continue. And continue. My hip will heal faster than her brain and I am far from finished. Rehab exposed me to a different kind of pain. It's not broken bone pain or nerve damage pain, at least not just those kinds of aches. It's all that and more, because it shouldn't have happened to us and it did and it's wrong and I want it to just go away right now. There's an emotional overlay that a regular hip replacement wouldn't have. I keep telling the world that it is askew ... it's not listening....more

I love that after reading your post, I am not sad. I am not depressed. I am thankful for every ...more

Grey's Anatomy and Tucson: We're All the Wife in the Waiting Room

Last week, Grey's Anatomy aired an eerily timed January premiere with themes and plot lines very similar to the shooting in Arizona just two days later. And I've gotta be honest. It moved me. ...more

All I kept thinking after watching that episode is if it had been scheduled to air after the ...more

Show support for Jan. 8th Shooting Victims

Please take some time out today and show your support for the January 8th shootings victims by visiting these sites below. Please donate and give support to these great causes.  ...more

All are worthy causes, and every little bit helps. I wrote a post about Ben's Bells specifically ...more

Tucson Tragedy: It's Time for Comprehensive Universal Mental Health

The despair felt by the parents of the mentally ill -- especially those whose illnesses, such as schizophrenia, manifest into anger and has caused them to do physical harm to others -- is unfathomable by the rest of us....more

Giffords Tragedy: What’s the Message to Young Women?

When an angry young man aimed his semiautomatic handgun at Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson Safeway store on Saturday, he didn’t just critically wound her and kill or wound 19 others....more

Loving Our Mother Earth

In the wake of the atrocious shootings in Arizona this past weekend, it seems essential that we turn our thoughts, not to revenge or retribution, but to love....more

One Tucsonan's Perspective on Saturday's Mass Shooting

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I appreciate your taking the time to give us an inside view of the atmosphere there. People who ...more

Make It Count

In the hours between dark and dawn, the dreams came, tumbling over one another as they tend to do. I was sitting outside with coworkers, watching shooting stars after attending a memorial service for a child abuse victim. 'I should be watching these with my kids,' I said, getting up to leave....more