Solidarity After Tragedy

Here’s a link to a partial list of people fatally shot during the Pulse attack.  The list will be updated later: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/victims/os-pulse-nightclub-orlando-shooting-victims-htmlstory.html Last night a candlelight vigil was held in San Francisco’s Castro District, to remember the people who died in the attack at Pulse in Orlando. A small number of people in the crowd gave the impression they were there just to party.  Grinning people were taking selfies, and someone who was drunk accidentally slammed into me and nearly knocked the lighted candle out of my hand.  I won’t dismiss all of them as jerks.  Some may have socially … Continue reading Solidarity After Tragedy

Pulse Club Shooting

We’re still waiting for news updates on the tragedy in Orlando, Florida.  However, it appears one person used an assault rifle to open fire on the Saturday night crowd in a gay club. The person committing the shooting is thought to be a religious extremist.  The word “Muslim” is likely to be played up in the news, but the truth is any type of extreme thinking will interfere with reasoning and suppress a person’s empathy.  All extremism is dangerous because it prompts people to act on impulse.  It can take over everything inside a person’s head. Donald Trump has gone … Continue reading Pulse Club Shooting