I really don’t know what to say this morning. I woke up yesterday with a heavy heart — the day marked seven years since my wonderful, amazing friend Jackie passed away from a brain tumor. And then the day got worse…unfathomably worse. Mass-shootings — mass-murders — in two major cities, only 13 hours apart. Two more cities to insert into the CityNameStrong hashtag. Twenty-nine more families changed forever. In the eight months since a mass-shooting killed twelve people in my hometown of Thousand Oaks, there have been over 250 additional mass-shootings. I had to scroll through TWELVE PAGES of mass-shootings to find the entry for Thousand Oaks.

I’m disgusted, and I don’t understand how every person in this country isn’t disgusted, too. If we don’t do something soon about this horrific national emergency, it will be too late.

Around The ‘Net

~It’s Never “Too Soon” to Talk About Preventing Mass Shootings. It’s Always Too Late.

~After Sandy Hook, we said never again. And then we let 2,189 mass shootings happen.

~Twin mass shootings turn U.S. focus to gun control, racism

~An American Middle Schooler, Orphaned by Deportation

~A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report

~The forgotten ‘wolf children’ of World War II

~‘The Terror’ Summons the Ghosts of a Real-Life Horror Story

~The way we die will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now

~How Jaywalking Could Jam Up the Era of Self-Driving Cars

~How Google created a Nigerian voice and accent for Maps

~Major universities are starting to offer cannabis degree programs

~Astronauts will bake cookies in space to see how they cook in zero gravity

~Study Reveals 1 in 4 Delivery Drivers Admit to Tasting Customers’ Food Before It’s Delivered

~‘The Blair Witch Project’ at 20: Why It Can’t Be Replicated

Ways To Help

~Financially assist the victims and families of the El Paso shooting
~Donate blood and volunteer resources to the Red Cross
~Moms Demand
~Every Town
~March for our Lives
~Contact your elected officials and demand action

Be safe, everyone.