It's getting late and the rest of the world seems to be watching the Golden Globes. I'm having a late edition of Sunday coffee, and thinking about school. Grades are due on Tuesday, so I'll be grading and wrapping things up tomorrow. It seems I have a lot on my plate just this minute, and I'll be posting some new reviews in the next few days.
As a new year begins I see many bloggers posting about challenges. I still haven't signed up for any, although I've seen a couple I thought about. What do you think, gentle readers--do you do challenges, or do they make you feel pressured? Or maybe you don't see the point?
The shootings in Arizona have me thinking: about the terrible loss, about the beauty and grace of nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, about Gabrielle Giffords and the long recovery she faces. I was struck by the courage shown by ordinary people, the sixty-one-year-old woman who wrestled ammunition away from the gunman, the seventy-two-year-old man who tackled Jared Loughner, the bystanders who offered comfort and aid.
This seems like a good place to remember this:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.