The Problem with Evil

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I have been intentionally silent.  Instead of blogging, I have spent time listening to the ramblings  of Elliot Rodger. I watched the news reports of Richard Martinez grieving for his beautiful son, Christopher, one of Rodger’s victims. Mostly I have sat in silence and grieved for the dead and the families they left behind. Those [Read More...]

Woken by the SWAT alarm

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  Typically, this time of year, I wake to the sound of mourning doves cooing outside my bedroom window. They are sweet and always remind me of Hunter Mendenhall, a Pearl Harbor survivor, who was the father of one of my dearest friends. Hunter grew up in the backwoods of Alabama. So far back, he [Read More...]

Purple Heart Recipient Jed Zillmer: American Tragedy

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  His life ended in a one-sided shoot-out. Police said he wanted it that way. They said Afghanistan war veteran Jed Zillmer was on a suicidal mission: Kill or be killed. He was allegedly heavily armed and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, although that had never been diagnosed. Before a claim of PTSD can [Read More...]


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