A pause

There’s no advent song today. I had one ready, but I find that in the wake of yesterday’s horrific news from Connecticut I am not in the right frame of mind to write a jolly Christmas post. I know that countless children die every day in eminently preventable ways, but while the path to preventing war and famine is a complex one, the path to gun control is an clear and simple one, and everyone in the US who has turned down the chance to take it is complicit in these murders, and in all those that will follow until something changes.

Most of the media coverage has been horrible, but here’s a good, non-partisan article on gun control from The Slate, if you’re interested.

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.