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Words and prayers are not enough

“A new wound makes all the old ones ache again.” 
~Mignon McLaughlin

 Cindy La Ferle

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February 15, 2018
From my personal journal:
Today my heart is breaking as I remember our country’s mass shooting victims. Already, during the first seven weeks of 2018, we’ve logged eight school shootings in the U.S., resulting in injury or death. Last year, there were 346 mass shootings. As I write this, I’m hoping our political leaders will find the courage to do something about this abhorrent, ongoing gun violence. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and I can’t fathom how any of these guys could stand at the podium and say it’s “too early” to talk about solutions. When is the right time? How much sicker does our nation have to get? How much longer can we go on like this? That’s all I’m going to write about this topic. I’m joining the kindred spirits who are ready to get busy and get involved.  ~Cindy La Ferle

UPDATE, February 18, 2018:
Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom wrote an excellent pieces on this topic. Click here to read it.

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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