Considering the latest stabbing and shooting episode by a troubled young California man, the sad thing is that the every day, run of the mill disrespect so many express for women and others becomes amplified and radicalized by those who are very sick, very evil or both. Words (and images) hold much power and if we as a society don’t start considering that words can kill in spirit and deed, and we don’t start controlling our tongues, then we have a bleak futures indeed. If we speak good things and speak well of each other and respect and honor the uniqueness of men and women in general and individually, then good will come of it. If not?
R. Bodo 2014