Friday, May 16, 2008


I'm not into MySpace and haven't been for years, so this most recent atrocity of internet bullying resulting in suicide only just now came to my attention. I am horrified, of course, and appalled at the people, mostly girls and women, who would do such a thing. But the worst of it is that i'm not surprised. Not in the slightest. What does surprise me, though, is that this has finally been taken seriously enough to produce charges against the cowardly perpetrators. Way to go, Los Angeles. I'm so glad we don't have the internet at home. On the way to the bus this morning, the boys asked if they could each get their very own tandem dump truck load of topsoil for their birthdays. While i informed them that "dirt cheap" was misleading, i laughed and enjoyed hearing their plans to make their own version of a Meerkat Manor. When i think of how fragile our children are in the face of peer pressure, it just crushes me.