President Obama expressed anger, determination and a little guilt in Newtown. Let’s see if he can use his bully pulpit to convince America to love its children more than its guns. The rhetoric on the right was quieter today. So, maybe.
I first came too close to mass gun violence on July 1, 1993 in San Francisco. A disgruntled employee took an AK-47 up the elevator at 101 California high-rise and gunned down many. I knew one of them. She had the bad luck to be standing in a doorway that day. Shirley Moser. There’s a bench in Lafayette Park, across from our home, near where she lived, too. It has her name on it. 20 years later. Where are we?
On the gridiron, it was good to have distractions. Peyton played well as his brother Eli did not. Niners rocked Foxboro. Kaepernick at night.