Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Denver State Capitol

As we walked to the State Capitol in Denver for the memorial I noticed the flags at half mast and the blue Columbine ribbon on the building. It took my breath away because it was the first really visible symbol of the anniversary for me.

With Virginia Tech visitors

One of the best things about a sad day in Denver was reconnecting with some of the people from The Brady Campaign, many of whom were personally impacted by the Virginia Tech shooting two years ago.

Columbine 10-year memorial trip

It was really tough to speak at the memorial service. Right before I spoke, I told Dave Sanders' daughter how much he'd influenced me and it was emotional for me - especially those first few moments. The lie-in was also emotional. It made me think of what happened that day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Denver Post piece

The Denver Post ran my opinion piece about Columbine. Check it out here

Friday, April 17, 2009

Brady Campaign Article

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence just posted an article about the book and the April 20 speech
Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/dcoxbh

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Book Party Pix

Book Party

Around 70 people came to the party on Friday night (the book party that actually had books). It was great to see everyone, especially two of the people whose stories appear in "Beyond the Bullet"

Close Call

So it's the Wednesday day before the book party on Friday and I get a phone call from the trucking company. Thinking they're trying to schedule a delivery time I excitedly answer my phone - only to find out that the truck carrying 10 boxes of books had jack knifed somewhere outside Salt Lake City.

After a minor panic attack we figure out that a freight company can get 8 of the boxes to Portland by Friday morning. They arrive but several of them are damaged and we don't accept delivery of 4 boxes. But at least we have 4 boxes that are okay - and we have books for a book party. Phew.