paris. beiruit. egypt.

I've been posting for 60 days straight, leading up to my early December birthday, and I'm making the time to write on behalf of slain UCC Professor and aspiring novelist, Larry Levine. And now we have carnage in Paris, Beirut, and the downed aircraft in Egypt.

There are no words.

24 hours ago - early, early Friday morning in Paris - several men (presumably men) went to sleep for a final time, after final preparations on the carnage they were going to inflict at various spots around the city. How did they have access to bombs or bomb making material? How did they have assault weapons? How did they choose their targets? How did they coordinate and communicate without being caught?

And more importantly, why?

What possible purpose is there in murdering civilians?

Here we are in 2015, battling for the very future of our planet, so that our children, our children's children, their children have a home. Here. On Earth.

But instead of a concerted focus on that, humans continue to kill each other. For what end?

It's truly madness. Senseless stupidity. 

And even worse, I don't see an end in site.