For 11 years Katya (kat - cha) was the love of my life. She lived with me, or should I say I lived with her. Her eyes were deep sexy brown. Her teeth were pearly white. And she smiled whenever she looked at me.
Our anger at the verdict in the trial of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter, Caylee, needs to be directed is at a legal system that gives preference to the law above justice, and to those who profit from that status quo.
Once we accept the certainty of death, we can never again be casual about life. Death is a thought around which none of us likes to linger long, but this existential fact defines life whether we like to think about it or not. It is a reality from which we cannot flee.