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In Times of Darkness

It’s funny how one insect can damage so much grain. ~ Empty Garden, Elton John “It’s not fair, Dad.” Emily must have repeated that at least four times. “It’s not fair.” She’s right. Eight short months ago, we were in Great Lakes, Illinois watching as Shianne Soles and my daughter stood at attention with hundreds of other men and women, presented their flags and became sailors in the United States Navy — teenagers promising to protect and defend the Constitution as part of the most powerful fleet on earth. Today, Shianne is gone — the victim of a horrific double-murder suicide and Emily is lost for words. It’s a devastating victory for darkness. Before she was laid to rest, Shianne’s …