Web Links to Consider...by C. Jamie Edwards

Jun 19 2014
U.S. children under the age of 15 are nine times more likely to die from a gun-related accident than those in the rest of the developed world.

Truthout, “The NRA’s ‘Look, but Don’t Touch’ Approach Is a Real Killer.”

Guns don’t keep families safe. That is a lie.

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Jun 17 2014
I sat beside her bed and saw a stranger and realized I had fallen asleep. While I was asleep, something had happened. The woman I knew who cooked three meals a day, who sewed all my clothes as a young girl and then taught me to sew, who polished hardwood floors on her hands and knees, who served as sacristan at our church — ironing fair linen and polishing chalices — who still put clothes out to dry on a clothesline and ironed sheets, who preserved vegetables from the garden — that woman was gone. In her place was another who had vacant eyes and hands that fell uselessly by her side and were empty of all occupation and all strength and all purpose. The woman I knew as my mother was gone.
— Gloria Jean Bubba, from this meditation on the grief and the loss that comes slowly from losing her mother to Alzheimer’s disease. (via beingblog)

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