Violence

Stop Teen Dating Violence

Do you have a teenager about to enter the dreaded world of dating?  How do you keep them safe?  This Tuesday, April 24 at 7 PM, Barbara McInnis, a Victim Liason with Harris County Constable Precinct 5, will be at the Maud Marks Library to talk about teen dating violence.  Learn why teens can get violent while on a date, what signs to watch for to catch if your child is in a violent relationship, steps to prevent teen violence, and what to do if it happens to your child.  Click here for more information and  to register.

Is Rap Poetry?

In an earlier post I argued--not altogether convincingly even to myself--that songwriters should not beVintage Typewriter by House of Sims / Brandi Sims considered "poets." Basically, I said it is an apples to oranges comparison--each genre's aims and tools are so different as to be nearly unrelated.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Amish GraceCharles Roberts is angry and frustrated at himself - and at God.  One crisp October morning, he decides to do something about it.  He walks into an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania carrying a large bag of ammunition.

He wants revenge on God, so he takes hostages.  A standoff ensues when the police arrive.  A short while later, Roberts opens fire, killing five of the children and critically wounding five others before taking his own life.

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