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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sexual Harassment ~

A six-year-old first grader in Colorado was suspended from school for one day for sexual harassment because he bent over and kissed his "girlfriend's" hand during a reading lesson.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Newtown ~ One Year Later

Newtown, Connecticut

14 December 2012

Angel of evil do not descend on this sunlit town in early morning,

First grade still unaccustomed to the day,

In corridors the shuffling of boots

Coats crowded on hooks, busy hands adjusting at desks.

The bell has rung, their teacher, she greets them, hovering.

Toward the windowsill their sidelong glances, the candle the wreath.

Their Christmas nearing. Still so new when seven.

Be merciful angel, do not alight. Stay winged, pass over.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holocaust Stones ~ Germany

These are called "Trip-Stones" and are to be found on the sidewalk in front of houses where Jewish families lived who were deported and murdered during the Nazi regime.