Becoming Settled in Unsettling Times

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

I don’t know how any Americans could say that they weren’t terribly disturbed by the events of Jan. 6, when the U.S. Capitol was overcome by insurgents who overwhelmed security and police to not only enter the hallowed building, but to break into the chambers and offices of our government leaders, vandalizing and causing chaos and disruption.


I think we all watched the news on TV as if we were watching some kind of “Die Hard” movie, but this was not a movie. It was actually happening. I think we were shocked, disturbed, and moved to tears. This was our Capitol. This was where Congress convenes and conducts the business of our government. Political affiliations aside, no matter what party you adhere to, it was terribly disturbing to all of us who live in this country, and to those abroad as well.