No, No, Not Like This

I want people to talk more openly about mental illness. That is one of the reasons I write these posts. Yet we need to talk more honestly about mental illness. After several of the recent mass shootings, some were talking about mental illness as the culprit behind these tragedies, but such discussions are misleading and […]

Walmart and the American Way

After yet more mass shootings recently, including one that took place inside a Walmart, the iconic American superstore announced it was no longer selling certain types of ammunition, would stop selling handguns in the final few stores that did so, and asked that customers not openly carry their guns in Walmart. Outspoken gun advocates denounced […]

The Darkest Tale and the Red Herring: Guns and Mental Illness

I am heartbroken. I am angry. And I am sure I am not the only one.  I am heartbroken because this weekend, America witnessed the true horror of not one, but two mass shootings. These nightmares, and our nation’s epidemic of gun violence, truly are the darkest tales of this nation.  I am angry because […]