Schoolyard Bullies

I originally posted this two years ago today. It seems appropriate to post it again now.

Snowbird of Paradise

schoolyard bullyI walk the line between wanting to live in the USA, close to my family there, and feeling horrified by repeated mass murders.  My US family members are all lovely, peaceful, law-abiding folks who are outraged at gun violence. Every time. They don’t keep guns under their beds or tucked into the backs of their jeans. In fact, I don’t think they own any guns at all, but that’s probably a good question for me to ask them.

I also have family members in the UK who are completely gob-smacked that the US violence continues, and they are incredulous that the laws don’t change. My Canadian pals wonder how long we can continue to be friends with our neighbors to the south. I see all the reactions, and I understand all the viewpoints. When you are a Canadian who has travelled a bit, that’s what you do. You understand all the…

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