This article from the Guardian has got to be one of the most depressing things I’ve read in a long time. I certainly feel sympathy for these people, though it does put elements of my own life into perspective: Life without hope: America’s child prisoners. That this article was published on a British news service provides in interesting perspective on the issue.
As of this morning, I am officially a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month. Fortunately, I won’t be the only one, so I won’t have to shoulder this madness on my own.
Wish me luck.