Sunday, October 11, 2009


We always go into our seasons with changes occurring around us. But I think that it's the Autumn that brings us the most changes. Our children head back to school, we are now down to one son at home and it's a big change for us to have only one around the house. ( At some point I will figure out how much milk to buy)

In New Hampshire, we had a horrific crime in a small town that has changed the way a lot of people feel about their safety at home. Last Saturday night, 4 teenagers entered a house to rob it with intentions to kill whoever was inside. They killed a mother as she was in bed and her 11 year old daughter was attacked, but managed to call 911. I can't imagine the mother's thoughts as she was being brutally stabbed while she knew that her daughter was in the house. The next two days, the teenagers went about their business and two even attended High school on that Monday where they were arrested. Living in a small state, we aren't used to murder from unknown assailants and this crime has changed how people feel about their homes. It is my hope that parents will recognize when they have a child with a problem and make the necessary changes to bring them back to reality versus the sociopath behavior that led to this crime. It's not about violent video games or the media, it's about how you are taught to live by the golden rule...Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you miss that step with your children, then don't blame it on the media.


  1. I wish I could say I don't know how you feel, but alas, I do. Chicago's inner city kids have been plagued by some dark force and it seems that every day we read about more student-on-student cruelty. Like you, I've wondered about the Golden Rule, and what leaves kids feeling so empty that some elusive "turf" is worth killing for. As for you and me, I'm just glad we haven't become so inured that this violence no longer shocks and distresses us.

    PS It certainly is good to have you back blogging!

  2. Thank you!

    I just hope I can keep my boys sensitive to others.

  3. So sad . . . I wonder if parents were also charged for the crimes of their children if it would be enough wrning to MAKE parents responsible to instill good in their children? I realize that soem kids do it out of rebellion to their parents but soemthign was missing before they got that way.


Any thoughts or musings of your own to add?