I have never met Kathy Richards in person – what I know of her I’ve gleaned from communications we’ve shared online for the past five years as both of us got our feet wet in the blogging world. (Oh, and from reading her About page!)
What I do know of Kathy, I really, really like, and admire.
She’s feisty, funny (very, very funny) and irreverent. All qualities I admire. And… she’s insightful and able to put her insights into great prose that stirs the imagination, awakens the mind and sets your heart pounding because nobody does truth dosed with a hint of sarcasm and irreverence like katdish! (Peter P paid me to say that! Just kidding. He didn’t pay me… )
This morning, I’m linking to a blog Kat shared yesterday on her blog, Katdish.net. When I read it, I asked if I could share it here and Kat graciously said yes.
The Politics of Personal Tragedy
To say you don’t follow politics is tantamount to saying you don’t keep up with the news at all, because in this era of the 24 hour news cycle, everything is politicized.
By now, you’re probably aware that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins then drove to Arrowhead Stadium where he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, an act witnessed by his coach and the team’s general manager.
You also may have heard various media pundits rushing to make sense of such a senseless act. So far, I’ve heard….. (Click HERE to read the rest of this great article)