We are needed
Here we are again. Yet again, my country has sacrificed the lives of children on the altar of gun worship. Funerals for the victims in Buffalo were still taking place, funerals from the other mass shootings that happened last week were still being planned.
What’s truly terrible is that this is not shocking. It’s the logical result of pathologically bad policy, which has played out again and again. And again.
There isn’t even time to grieve the last one before the next one.
We are needed, our action is needed if this is ever going to stop. We can call, write, and confront our leaders and demand gun safety. We can march. We can donate to support survivors and grieving families, and we can donate to help stop gun violence. We can speak out.
And then we must keep showing up. To do that, we need to make sure that we aren’t burning ourselves out. This is something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about these last few weeks, and we’ll have a post about sustainable engagement next week.
This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in the US. We’re going to revisit a fun Boston activity in Travel tomorrow, and subscribers will have updates to the Wonder & Sundry Guide to Boston (not a subscriber? Well, get on that and subscribe today!).
On Sunday, we really will have the summer dessert that I ran out of time to post last week in Eat. It’s tasty and worth the wait. We’ll have a Sundry Wonders post, of course in See. And, we will have some thoughts around sustainable engagement (your ideas encouraged) in Engage on Wednesday.
Until then, let’s catch up on posts from last week. These are challenging times, Friends. I am thinking of you.