A lot of things are going on at home and work, most of them good. It's also the end of the year and holiday season so that means a lot of Social Maintenance obligations. We are actually going to miss two annual parties because we are heading to Nashville that morning. For some reason, these two friends always have their party on the same night. Once upon a time, they lived about a mile from my apartment (in different directions) so it was easy to make both.
Over the years we've all purchased homes in different parts of the city and I made an effort to continue making both parties. Eventually it became apparent that FriendA was more concerned with me making her party than returning the favor. So I was sort of looking forward to skipping her party and staying at K party longer. Alas I have to miss both.
So what's going on. To future descendants who may read this blog on some archive system, people are still weighing in about what happened in Newtown, Connecticut. There isn't an easy solution because it isn't an easy problem. Evil, genuine evil, exists everywhere and there is not way to eliminate it. People who argue that defensive uses never save lives are being just as ridiculous as proponents who claim that guns don't increase the death rate.