Shock and OutrageI beg my readers’ indulgence for leaving the humor out of this article. I’m not yet in the mood for funny. The fact is that I drank deeply of the nation’s shock and outrage as I listened to the news breaking from Virginia Tech on Monday the 16th. Gripped by the stark void of bereavement, I realized that another day of infamy had been added to our history books, scrawled in the blood of innocent victims. My prayers immediately went out to the extended network of family, friends, and acquaintances of the victims whose lives were forever changed by this tragedy.
In the hours and days that followed, I listened to conversations on the subject. I read the Internet blogs and discussion groups that blossomed around the event. As I digested the dialogue swirling around the shooting, my shock and outrage swelled to become a fixture in my consciousness. Let me tell you why.
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