Friday, April 20, 2007

How depressing is this?

Victim played dead as Cho shot himself | Video
Suicide bombing kills 12 in Baghdad
Woman Gets Life for Mutilating Lover's Friend
NYC police search for torturer-rapist
Man sets self ablaze in Calif. city hall
• S. Carolina mother sentenced for twin sons' deaths
• Georgia wildfires destroy 18 homes, threaten refuge
• Search resumes for Md. miners missing for two days
• 36 California schools under lockdown
• FDA: Pet food tainting might be intentional
Huge landslide dumps buildings into harbor
Boy, 7, finds $9,000 of crack in jacket pocket
Hormones Can Raise Breast Cancer Risk
VIDEO: Student Accused of Plot to Kill 100

These are just a handful of news headlines from yesterday, alone. I don't mean to focus on the dreary reality of this hell on earth but it's becoming more difficult to keep a light heart with sooo much heavy shit going on right now, this very second, as you read this. Our own little pockets of life seem so insignificant when there are far too many out there suffering at the hands of others. April 16, 2007 now inhabits a spot in our history book of horror. Yesterday marked the 12 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and today is the date that Columbine high school was forever changed. 3 life shattering events, all in our own country, memorialized within 5 days of each other. I don't like those odds.

A faithful reader of this blog sent me an email after I posted the VA Tech tragedy. She stated that she comes to read my posts about our crazy animals, Bob Villa wanna-be-husband, and other random nonsense as a diversion from all the chaos that is flooding the news everyday. She also has some personal struggles of her own and sometimes just needs a smile. Don't we all. So I'll try and focus on the daily insignificant happenings around here but that doesn't mean that I'm not affected by what's going on outside my bubble.

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