May 27, 2008
Tomorrow is another day!
I went away without having gone anywhere. Somewhat like this beautiful piece of art on this busy thoroughfare. Standing tall in the midst of chaos. Not really knowing where I was or what I was thinking!
It wasn't writer's block or any emergency.
It was a rare form of brain freeze, but not really quite that either.
I started posts everyday in my head. Plenty of juicy politics, slimy affairs, and world catastrophes occurred, but I guess there was nothing I was feeling passionate about? Is THAT possible?
Not really having much success telling you what was going on in my head the last few days, I guess I should plainly admit that I am not so sure myself!
There were plenty of fun encounters on Blog Catalog, as usual. Often that can be a BIG distraction. Everyone is so cool, kooky and fun over there...you could spend hours, if not days, just commenting and having a ball!
Mainly though, I have allowed something to weigh heavy on my mind. It is a major complication in my mind of how we view, and as a society, influence crime with ourselves and our legislators.
A new wave is being tested through many parts of the world. It is akin to
The major shut-down I experienced is closely related to a meeting I attended with a Canadian professional who encourages responsivity and cognitive behavioral support when one has committed an offense.
This new take on our dealings with those who commit heinous crimes against society is both invigorating and frightening.
Somehow the complexity of it all shut me down! My main complaint has been that in attempting to assist offenders in lifestyle changes...while a great idea, can be very taxing and go against the grain. It is also a huge feat ~ most adults have to reach a pivotal point before they seek behavioral changes.
I always argue this is a prime issue that should be dealt with, here in America, at a federal level and somehow be implemented into our early child-hood development.
Teaching youngsters in early childhood curriculum about anger management, intervention and strategies for healthy living seems like the most productive angle.
Citing the problems we are facing here in the States with teen violence, rage and gang (I say terrorist) activity, wouldn't this be a more congenial approach?? It is cost effective and more likely to succeed. It may not be as profitable. Surprisingly, many dollars are made off of crime and correctional institutions. Building jails and courthouses is really not the wave of the future anymore, though many are inclined to believe that it is. There has even been a lot of talk to privatize the criminal justice system! What do you guys think about that?
Productive programs should be enriched. Programs like "Cease Fire" should not be subjected to administrative funding changes. Just because there is a change in the White House, our safety should not be impacted.
Well, it is all just a thought ~ pondering all of this somehow shut me down! Glad to be back and I look forward to all you have to say!
Enjoy the day!!