Can the Mad and Lonely Shooter Be Stopped?

Can the Mad and Lonely Shooter Be Stopped?

Recent shootings serve to highlight how we live in times that are violent and lonely. Young shooters are breaking the precarious rhythms of our daily lives with tragedy. We know little about them. However, one thing they all have in common is loneliness. The Loner as Ideal Revolutionary In times past, subversives would seek strength … Read more

The Loneliness that Electronics Cannot Fill

In the pantheon of emotions, loneliness is one of the most debilitating. Nothing equals the sense of isolation more than knowing that something terrible could happen to you and that no one would know about it for hours – or even days. I hope that readers will pardon a personal illustration. In 1981, a terrible … Read more

On Those Things a President Cannot Solve

There are many issues that President Trump can solve. His first great accomplishment was solving the election. Almost all conservatives adopted a thank-God-it’s-not-Hillary approach to the Trump presidency. There was a general sigh of relief over a bullet dodged. As time passes, the administration now stands on its own merits beyond being not-Hillary. In this … Read more

The Illusions of Instant Communication

We are accustomed to think that instant communications serve us well. They can be depended upon for emergencies and even improve relationships. However, a recent incident made me question just how instant and how communicative our modern gadgets are. A friend of mine was traveling down the road one evening, and his car suddenly broke … Read more

A Broken Society Explains Why People Are So Lonely

Return to Order A Broken Society Explains Why People Are So Lonely

A friend of mine works at a health clinic in a medium-sized town in the Midwest. He told me about a peculiar kind of patient that comes in for treatment. They are young and old, rich and poor. They are men and women. It is safe to say they represent a cross section of America. … Read more