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GLASS AND THE BIG RED CRAYON

I have no idea how I started getting these daily updates in my email, but nonetheless they are there every day. The site is called “The Emergency Email & Wireless Network Critical Alerts” I know long title. The site deals mainly with weather alerts but as a sort of sub title it also lists recall alerts and product awareness alerts. I don’t check it daily, but something told me to give the product recall a quick glance and I’m glad I did. With the school year coming to an end, my thoughts have been with the open house I’m going to Thursday night for my niece and nephew and remembering this time of year when I was teaching. Naturally when I saw Recall Alert: Crayons Due to Laceration Hazard, I

Wake Up

I swore I wouldn’t write another article about a school shooting and bring attention to what seems to be a growing epidemic in our country. However, here I go again and if by chance you are a puritan and have sensitive eyes, a warning, I am not going to filter my language, not this time. As with many events of this nature, there are dozens of stories circulating about the facts surrounding the latest school shooting, that happened Friday morning. This time it was a high school in Sante Fe, a small Southeastern Texas town, when a 17-year-old student walked into an art class and started shooting. He was wearing a black trench coat, toting a shot gun and a .38 caliber hand gun and when he surre