The news flashes across my computer screen as I sit in yet another Google Meet.
Again. It's happening again.
SWAT team on the scene.
Ambulances and helicopter have been dispatched.
This one, though, hits especially close to home.
It's in a King Soopers Grocery Store in Boulder.
Roughly 30 minutes northwest of my house.
About ten minutes south of the University of Colorado.
Blocks from a home recently purchased by a dear friend's son.
I hope he didn't choose today to go to the grocery store.
I turn on the news
The SWAT team is going through cars in the parking lot
People, who must have somehow gotten out of the store
sit wrapped in white blankets on the curb at the edge of the parking lot.
A newscaster babbles endlessly about what is not yet known.
And all I can think is
It's happening again.
How many more times
before we actually do something
to stop this lunacy?