From Boston With Love

Prawn And Quartered

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. ~Jonathan Swift

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Like everyone else with the semblance of a heart in America, I was horrified and deeply saddened at the news of the Boston Marathon bombings. That even one life was lost is gut-wrenching; that one of the dead was an 8-year-old child who will never grow up makes it moreso. The worst part is? These acts of evil are becoming regularities. We expect them; when a week goes by without some mass killing or shooting we breathe a collective sigh of relief. We have become jaded in our outlook, and rehearsed in our platitudes for the dead and wounded.

When does this end? The sad part is, it may never. People like to point fingers at each other, at amorphous “groups.” The media. Democrats. Republicans. Violent video games or…

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More to come..

Life has been taking an unexpected and rather unfortunate turn of recent, so writing has temporarily lost priority. I would like to speak my mind about the situation but words rarely mend fractured situations. I just hope that June will bring forth a more promising future for myself, my love, and our future family. I have had enough of being treated like a second-class citizen by a country where my family and my extended family have served with pride and courage.

– Jorda