My family has been in America a long time. My first descendant was a Dutch immigrant to New Amsterdam in the 1630’s named Wyckoff. He was an indentured servant who rose to […]
Mass shootings are a systems problem; a problem that involves complex environments in which multiple inputs of varying degrees of dependency act together to produce some systemic outcome. And while we may […]
Two things were lodged in the trending corner of my Twitter feed all day yesterday. One was Jordan B Peterson, author of the best-selling book Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to […]
I’ve seen it in the comments section of my blog enough times to recognize the pattern. Invariably, someone throws down the gauntlet. “If you want my guns, come and get them.“
I used to hunt people. They were violent men who were trying to kill other people. Sometimes it was the innocent they were after. Other times it was the less innocent—my friends […]
They’re all walking out today. And I support it. I’m guilty though. I’ve been playing both sides of an argument. I realized it when I read an article posted by Alex Tabarak, […]
Watching gun rights advocates try to figure out what to do with the children of the #neveragain movement over the last week or so has been an interesting lesson.
It’s obvious by now. We have a problem. Since 2015, we’ve lost more children to school shootings than we’ve lost soldiers to war. We’ve gone an entire calendar month without a child […]
I try not to write about gun violence. The gun violence won’t let me though. In the three years I’ve hosted this blog, I’ve written 200 essays, give or take. 11 of […]
Honest and vulnerable.