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Florida School Shooting Brings Back Haunting Memories

The Valentine’s Day Massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida evoked a memory of when my own daughter attended Hunter B. Andrews School in Hampton, Virginia years ago and a kid brought a gun to school. My recollection was triggered by the haunting news clip of an anguished mother whose daughter was one of the 17 killed when a former student found his way in and mowed down more than two dozen people with his AR-15. In the sound bite, now all over the Internet and on every news station, the mother screams out to Trump, “What…

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Sometimes There’s a Hero

Randy Pausch, the professor who wrote about living well and dying of pancreatic cancer in a "last lecture" that became a national sensation, has died at 47. It must be true that only the good die young and that the better person you are, the shorter your life. At least, that's the way it seems to be. Randolph Frederick Pausch was just a man. But he understood better than many of us what true living is all about. He embraced life, and then he embraced death. He believed that his last journey was perhaps his most important one. He said he…

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