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Jake Brewer 1981-2015

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
The one defining commonality of the human species is that we love our children. So much so, that sometimes, that love is a vulnerability that is so intense, it can take our breath away. Would we do anything to protect them? That goes without saying. Can our…

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Umpqua

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
The latest school shooting has just occurred in Umpqua, Oregon. The latest group of parents are experiencing what no parent should: the death of a child. The President has made his statement. The news media has covered the event. Those on both sides of the issue have…

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We are Left Wondering

It’s 9-11, and most Americans are remembering, writing, grieving, crying, or sharing. I too am experiencing the deep despair I felt as I watched the planes hit the twin towers. The images are fresh in my mind, and I continue to wonder how this devastation, this loss in human lives, this raw hatred helps further anyone’s cause.… Continue reading We are Left Wondering