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July 30, 2012
Leslie Michaels
by: Leslie Michaels

Thinking Of Simpler Times


I sometime jokingly say that I'd like to escape to a secluded out-of-the way spot and live out my life in seclusion...as long as I can have a satellite dish, to watch sports.
 
But lately that seems more and more appealing.

The recent shootings in Toronto and Colorado have made things even scarier for me and maybe running away is not such a bad idea.

I just cannot understand how someone could possibly even think of hurting others this way.

And in a lot of cases it's strangers they are wounding or killing.
 
Is it too much stress in our lives, or the influence of entertainment and media that causes people to snap and do these atrocious things.

I can't help but think someone noticed that James Holmes was a little off, before he opened fire in that Colorado movie theatre...and now according to his lawyers they will probably use the crazy defence...ya think???!!!
 
I remember a time, when people really cared about one another and looked after each other.

So you could hold a block party and not worry about some lunatics opening fire on the gathering.

I guess they were simpler times, but perhaps the difference is the accessibility to firearms.

Why do people insist on having guns? Now I understand some do like to hunt, but it seems that more and more people are hunting people.
 
I know that many won't care if I head off into the woods, to get away from the "maddening crowd"...and I've been told that I still will be exposed to it chaos, if I have that satellite dish...and even if I just watch sporting events, I'm reminded of the Munich Olympics.

So I guess that I'll stay put and hope to learn to deal with it better...that's not an easy thing for me to do.
 
I'm Leslie Michaels

 

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Posted: 2012-07-30 09:53:32

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