The difficulty for me in this entire situation has been finding balance. Balance at home, balance within, and balance in my beliefs. I believe we should live as free people, and I also believe we should care for our neighbors. So where is the middle ground? We must be careful about what we ask of our government in the name of perceived safety. We would do well to cling to our freedoms, and to remember that death and disaster are a part of life, not some fairy tale goblin easily avoided by shutting our eyes (or our doors) tight enough.

I have seen too much anger and vitriol aimed at people not responsible for any of this mess, I have seen judgment from both sides regarding how best to live.  This is treacherous ground, all of it.  I fear for the future when people are so easily led – off the cliff, into their homes, out of their minds.

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