A shooting at a Christian school in a conservative state belies everything I was once taught about the nature of these violent acts. You see, I was told that locked doors would stop the shootings. I was told armed school staff would stop the shootings. I was told prayer in schools would stop the shootings. I was even told that overturning Roe v. Wade would stop the shootings.
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The Brood: Summertime, and the Living is…Something
I move languidly from chore to chore, wiping peanut butter off of surfaces, running back and forth to the store for the items that disappear faster when everyone is home, losing track of hours and days and weeks. Routines govern my life, and in the transition from spring to summer, all routines are upended.
The Brood: Nothing Has Happened
Six months ago, our seniors painted the rock by the football field, “OXFORD STRONG. I wondered, would they paint it over? I wondered, how many coats?
The Brood: Brooders Just Wanna Have Fun
Work is important. We all need to work. But don’t we all need to play, too?