Yesterday, as news broke of the incomprehensible shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, it was as if the air was sucked out of so many at our school. Even now I struggle to put words on the page as I continue to feel disbelief and shock.
Thank goodness for great conversations, as they provide wonderful opportunities for perspective.
Each year I meet with all of our faculty and staff to check on how things are going and to get their perspectives about a number of things.
Two Sundays ago I set out to a local bookstore to pick up some Christmas gifts for my niece and nephew. As is almost always the case when I enter a bookstore,