I don't have anything wise to say in regards to the shootings last week. Like everyone else, it just made me sad and very angry. I am so glad that my kids are young enough that I don't have to explain it to them. So very glad. My son did tell me on Monday that they were practicing for an emergency (in his words, LOCKDOWN) at school though. They cover the windows with paper and pretend like they're hiding from a bear...kind of heartbreaking but I'm glad to know they are as prepared as they can be. A few days have passed, and for those of us that weren't directly affected by it, we should be happy to be here. So I'm blogging again today. I will say one thing. This country has major problems. The culture has become so self-serving and so often fails to see the bigger picture. I see it everywhere. The way we treat the earth, the way we eat, the way we treat each other, the inability to get anyone interested in life-saving laws until there's a major tragedy (and really, that remains to be seen but I'm hopeful) and the list goes on and on. My wish would be that we all take a step back and take a look at the way we're living. If only wishes came true!