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“Seriously The Wrong Cup-o-Joe”

There was another school shooting the other day. This one was close to home on at least a couple different levels. Level one, it was here in Sparks Nevada where I live. Level two, two of my co-workers have children that go to that school and another has a granddaughter that goes there. 

I do have to say that it begs so many questions. I believe the most important one to me is: How does a child the age of twelve have so many issues that he believes his only way out is to kill someone? I’m guessing the first place to start is the home. Did he have no one he could talk to about what may or may not have been going on at school or in life that he felt too alone? Do they think they were good parents and really have no clue as to what went wrong? A question on lots of minds, if they were such good parents how could they not see something wrong? Maybe they were just following the rest of societies main stream standards, and talking to the people that know them might not turn up any reason to believe they did such a bad job.

What about the weapon? As of now it is only speculation that the gun was obtained from home. If it was do we still hold the parents accountable? I have to say yes definitely. What kind of punishment would you dole out. Their son is dead he took his own life after fatally shooting a teacher, critically wounding one child and shooting another in the shoulder. If they suffer the loss, and their own torment of how things went south so quickly, then what more chastisement does the world believe they need? I guess what I am asking here would more punishment fit the crime. 

Bad parenting is considered a moral issue, yet no crime is affected. But is irresponsibility, if it is determined to be so, reason enough to change society’s mind on how to deal with the morality, in this case immorality, of home life. If so how far do we go? 

Fine lines would definitely be crossed and debates will go on for years over what is right is what is wrong. I worked two jobs most of the time my kids were growing up. I regret no being there for many things, although I was there as often as possible. I didn’t have any trouble sacrificing sleep time to watch my kids play ball. They were into softball, basketball, and soccer. I was also available for talks when their grades were slipping or just the opposite. My point here, is that no matter how busy I felt I was, or no matter how much sleep I felt I may lose, I tried to put them first. I do wonder in a society of Me Me Me, how much this is happening anymore. Our kids needs should always be put ahead of our own agenda!!

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Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


One thought on ““Seriously The Wrong Cup-o-Joe”

  1. real quick this will be tomorrows radio show topic. You can find me on blogtalkradio/ramblinman. If you would like to call in and talk about this subject, or any other thing on your mind. You can call me (646)378-1042. I wil be on air at 9:30 am PST. I hope to hear form you.

    Posted by Bigboomer | 10/23/2013, 12:15 pm

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