Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

Newtown, Connecticut

On this day, December, 14 2012, we mourn the victims of a senseless and despicable murder. The killing of 28 people including 20 children is incomprehensible. As someone who has been an educator for over 40 years, the pain of this event will never leave me. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. President Obama's words ring true:

“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” a visibly distraught President Obama said in remarks televised nationally.

After pausing to compose himself for 12 long seconds, Mr. Obama said, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.” (Both quotes are from the New York Times)