In the wake of human tragedy

Shelf Awareness A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder by Karen Spears Zacharias In the era of Nancy Grace, calling for vengeance for the murder of children has become a kind of pornography. But the literary merits of A Silence of Mockingbirds, a memoir by former crime reporter Karen Spears Zacharias, outweigh any prurient [Read More...]

The Conundrum of Compassion

Kony 2012

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.   [Read More...]

The Reckless Death of Children

by Seattle Times

People all across the nation cried out after learning that Josh Powell blew himself and his two young sons to smithereens in Washington State on Sunday.  Powell has long been the primary suspect in the disappearance and suspected murder of his wife Susan. Last week a judge denied Powell custody of his two boys, ages [Read More...]


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