A new year usually signals optimism and hope for all of us, individually and collectively. Despite the horrors of the Sandy Hook massacre, our fears about the impact of the fiscal cliff and continuing economic uncertainty, we dutifully write annual resolutions to lose weight, begin that elusive exercise regimen and improve our overall health. After all, these are things over which we have some control. We avoid thinking about the things we can’t control.
So many thoughtful and even eloquent articles have been written about what took place at Sandy Hook School—the heroism of the principal and teachers, the unimaginable murder of innocent children, the NRA’s absurd response—