Conscious Catholicism

Andrea Yates was found guilty of Capitol Murder. This situation is a tragedy all the way around . I normally believe in the death penalty. This situation is just so difficult. This woman was obviously disturbed. Is the best course of aciton to punish her further, she knows what she did was wrong. I’m not sure how either putting her in jail or an psych hospitol going to make things any better for her. I’m not sure what putting her to death is going to do either. How do either of these courses serve justice, or humanity ? All of this thinking because I read Fark., there were so many (I assume teenagers) making glib remarks about frying her and other such things. It got me really mad that people were so openly expressing there calousness towards such a painful situation. I know that kids will be kids and most don’t understand or believe in the Sanctity of life, every life. It’s all so discouraging.

On another note. Mandy called tonight, and I ran it past her again if she or Jason were upset with either of us. She said she wasn’t but that Jason was upset and hurt by something I had said a few weeks back. The short version of all this is that I had kidded him about laying me off (he used to be my boss) and then the company turned around and hired another one of his friends. I didn’t mean it in a mean sprirted way at all, however he saw it just that way. He had no intention of telling me he was offended and quite honestly, if I hadn’t asked Mandy about it I would never have known. He feels that I owe him an apology for hurting his feelings. I am going to write him, and tell him I’m sorry that he ws hurt by what I said, it ws never meant to hurt him. I also am going to let him know that I’m hurt that he thought so little of our friendship that he wasn’t going to say anything. The only time that I was ever upset with him was the day that I found out they had hired another person to replace me, and I wasn’t angry I was more hurt, particularly not knowing wether or not he had any role in the deciscion-making process. I hope that things can back to all of us hanging out. If they can’t well, then it’s not because I didn’t make an effort. On a more postive note, Mandy may be preggers, yay!! let’s hope so.


Born in New York, Educated in the Berkshires, Became an adult in CA and found my Soul in Seattle. I'm a bearish middle aged, happy man who lives w my husbear in the OC.