While a nation deeply mourns the devastating loss of all the innocents who died at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub at 2 a.m. on June 12, Seddique Mateen, for the rest of his life, will live with the hellish reality about his son, ‘That was something I raised.’
During the current campaign for president, we are repeatedly told by the talking heads that ours is a nation of angry people, which accounts for much of the campaign’s firebrand rhetoric and general animosity.
After a recent hearing test, the results of which were not encouraging, I have a new awareness of the value of the five senses. We tend to take them for granted until we are confronted by the possibility that we might be losing one.
Bob Huddleston of Chapel Hill chided me for writing about Mother’s Day on May 8 instead of about the anniversary of the end of the war in Europe during World War II. I momentarily felt guilty for the oversight. I could have mentioned both.