This time

This time, the shooter …

This time, congressional leaders called for…

This time, the victims were…

This time, President Obama said, …

This time, the weapon was …

This time, families mourned …

This time, residents expressed…


“This time” exists in the context of last and next time. This is what saddens me most: so many last times, added to this time, and fully knowing that next time is as good as inevitable.

These authors have helped me frame the Orlando shooting and its repercussions in the aftermath:

Sarah Kendzior:

Bill Ivey

John Scalzi


Stay safe, everybody, even when it feels like that is getting harder, not easier, to do for many.

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