Tag Archive: sadness

Feb 05 2013

On a melancholy night…

  The first time I heard “These Days” was a version by Jennifer Warnes in 1972. I was seventeen, writing very secret sad poetry. This song is so simple, but blew me away that anyone could load so much sadness and regret into so few lines. A true watershed moment for me. Sometimes less really …

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Nov 24 2009

Zero Tolerance Extreme

This is a disturbing story from last week that I keep coming back to. A Michigan father marched his 15 year old son to a vacant lot, made him strip naked, and shot him execution style upon learning the son had confessed to his mother about having sexual contact with his three year old half-sister. …

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