The End: My Words in the Tucson Courthouse

Gabrielle Giffords' husband, Commander Kelly, and I ended our statements with the same thought: we are finished with you. It's pretty cool to be on an astronaut's wavelength. That's about the only smile I can find right now. Justice ran its course. The state will not be prosecuting. The shooter will never be free. It's not enough. It's all there is....more
*hugs* I can't even begin to grasp. So powerful your words.more

Gray Skies and Peace

A gray day spent dealing with frustrations over computer glitches, rude people, and staff who are so quick to deny responsibility for a problem that they fail to listen or offer productive advice (their job - what my money is paying them to do.)...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

Breaking: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Others Shot at Tucson Grocery

4:00 p.m. MST: Federal Judge John Roll, of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, killed in this morning's attacks, received death threats in 2009 during his involvement in an immigration-related lawsuit. ...more

For anyone who is interested in one view of what it is like to be in Tucson these days I just ...more