In Self-Defense of Florida, and the Ironies of Gun Violence

I grew up in Florida, and I’m damn proud of it. Sure, we have our crazies and wackos and all the shenanigans that you read about in the news, but we also have miles and miles of glorious oceanfront property, and beautiful, untouched ecosystems in the form of fragile swamplands. We boast being the home … Continue reading In Self-Defense of Florida, and the Ironies of Gun Violence

Why the Violence?

I debated whether I wanted to write about the George Zimmerman verdict because I tend to distance myself from media-created, fanatical events. However, my heart breaks at the amount of violence that is erupting due to the verdict. I guess you could say that I cannot stay silent. It is most unfortunate that an unarmed … Continue reading Why the Violence?