Route 91 – Harvest Country Music Festival

Sunday October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017 will be a day to remember for decades to come. A day of sadness, untold loss, anger, fear, helplessness, and perhaps a litany of other unforgettable emotions. I happened to be at a concert, myself. More specifically, on stage performing a faithful rendition of our National Anthem as part of the opening act. As our Las Vegas community continually reflects on that fateful and tragic evening, many of us wonder how this can possibly happen, how an individual can act in such an inhumane and evil way. What could have taken over the mind of a fellow human being? Could this have been prevented? Could this atrocity happen again next year? Next week? Tomorrow? Scary, isn’t it? After learning of such events, I often think of what would cause such a tragic event. Of course, terrorism comes to mind first, but what about the “homegrown” situations? My husband vocally pondered upon the idea that these things didn’t happen with such deadly frequency a decade or two ago. I asked him to elaborate on his thoughts. He brought up the pharmaceutical industry and their unrelenting flooding of airwaves and more recently, the digital and internet deluge of instant or miracle cures via an unassuming pill one can pop down the proverbial hatch daily to cure a multitude of age old and “invented” ailments. Does your leg twitch? Do you feel tired, anxious, nervous, depressed, jolly, angry, lonely, claustrophobic, tall, short, fat, skinny... you get the picture. Please excuse me for sounding obtuse regarding medicinal use for genuine diseases and/or chronic ailments. I understand there are multitudes of justified prescriptions being filled every day. He seems to question the quick availability to readily “cure” a child’s perceived inability to sit still and pay...... Read more on Full Issue!

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