My dream

Please lend me your voiceWORLDWIDE PEACE DAY21ST SEPTEMBER 2013 TO COINCIDE WITH INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY I have a dream, a peaceful day when people unite around the world to make new friends but most of all to raise awareness to the many different forms of abuse that are very sadly a part of our everyday lives....more

Moms Stand Up Against Gun Violence - Action Week!

Gun violence is the number 2 killer of children between the ages of 2 and 19.Friends, MothersI know the topic of gun control is an extremely volatile issue. I want to make it clear that I am NOT opposed to guns, hunting, or homeowners having guns in their homes....more
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Heed Warning Signs of Future Violent Behavior

Against a landscape of mounting gun violence, our nation is finally willing to look at the issue of gun safety in a comprehensive manner....more

Book Club of Two: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.

I am beginning this book today. This entry is for my dear online friend Bruce and I (and anyone else who wishes to join in) to discuss the book as we work our way through it.WARNING: there will be spoilers....more

What Am I Missing?

Pray tell, why do we have some much violence as entertainment?We’re good people. We love peace. I don’t believe we want to train our children to be fighters. Am I wrong in this? We lobby for gun control while using guns abundantly in movies or on television. Are we teaching that a gun is the way to solve a problem?I don’t get it. What am I missing?...more

Oscar Watch: What's Up With All The Violence?

I love movies and I’m always thrilled when I read about a film made for adults.  It’s a sad fact of life that the big-budget productions, issued in the summer, all feature superheroes with super powers or Will Smith saving the universe –films intended to appeal to teenaged boys, unless they’re made to appeal to pre-teen girls with dreamy, pale-skinned vampires and pumped up wolfmen. ...more
We are a culture of violence. You can't escape it. It's on TV, video games and movies. More and ...more

We Need to Talk About Adam Lanza

As a parent and as a human, my first reaction to the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary was to keen and to roar with heartbreak. Mass murders of schoolchildren are The Unimaginable, they are What Should Never Happen, they are several leagues beyond horrifying. As more reports emerged, I wept along with President Obama for those children, those parents, those teachers, their families, their loved ones....more
Dear reporter,    I am an Indian mother having two children of Adam's and Ryan's age. This ...more

Let's Wake Up From Our Inoculation and Get Real About Mental Health, Race, and Violence in America.

I didn't find out about the shootings in Newtown until early Friday afternoon. I don't spend my mornings watching the news and had spent all of Friday morning playing with Alex and writing my previous post....more

Violent Crimes and Mental Illness

In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there’s been a lot of talk about mental health. Comments like, “Now is the time to talk about mental illness!” and “We need mental healthcare reform NOW before this happens again!” are littering my Facebook and Twitter feeds. Many people, people that I care about and whose opinion I respect, want to use this tragedy as an opportunity to talk about how America’s mental healthcare system needs to change.But you know what? Now is not the time to talk about that....more
@Dorid  I hear you. However, think of the parents now. They need time to mourn...even I who ...more

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Every weekday morning Matt and I go through the same routine of getting Theo up and fed and dressed, making sure that he’s ready for another day at daycare. Every morning I kiss him goodbye, and, if I’m lucky, I get to hear him tell me that he loves me. He doesn’t really know what that means, of course, but he knows that it’s something that we say to each other, something that makes people smile. He knows that I like to hear it....more
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