This is the first entry in what I hope will becomes a regular feature. Why impose a 100-word limit? Easy. Scientific studies say that American readers stop paying attention at 101. I think.
An event so horrific that the name itself morphed into a substitute for “terror” that remains firmly entrenched in our culture’s vernacular.
In the weeks following the shooting, the widespread belief was that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold strolled into their high school and picked off a predetermined list of targets, one by one.
It lent some wicked idea of purpose to an event that was incomprehensible to most.
But this story has no sense, yet, it needed to be told.
Students were killed for no reason, save for the killers’ warped reality.
And that is truly terrifying.