What happened in France is unbearably terrible. I had a protracted – and very public – PTSD episode where I was when I heard about the human-on-human brutality this afternoon. And also. The same thing happens every day in the Middle East with US bombs and killer drones (the US has military in over 140 nations; it’s only going to get worse). Why, for example, no outrage over the bombing in Lebanon (did you even hear about it until just now)? Why no outpouring of grief, and sympathy and support for the 43 killed, and the 200 or so wounded in THAT bombing? Where is the grief, #prayers and #standingwith the 111 Palestinians – most of them youth/kids/teens/young adults shot and injured in the West Bank and Gaza today? Continue reading Paris
The topic request I received four days ago asks a pretty simple question – “Do you think there is a time and a place for connection through social media? Do you think there is a way it can be meaningful?” – yet I’ve really been struggling with it. On the one hand, I don’t want to rant. It’s a fair question and it deserves a fair answer. On the other hand, my personal experiences are clouding any objectivity I might otherwise have (isn’t that the way of it, though). So maybe that’s a good place to start.