Reflecting on Tragedies

If you are like me, you still have the paper delivered, even though you have found that you do not have the time to soak in the news every morning like you previously did. A recent conversation caused me to fully acknowledge this, as I was behind in the news cycle on the subject of the terrorist attack in Tunisia. I had seen brief details of the tragic incident that had happened days before, but could not place the location or country. I felt like a bit of a rube in admitting this, as I usually pride myself on being informed.

I can appreciate that we, as a country, are not desensitized to these tragedies, and that they continue to be a part of our conversations. Unfortunately, they seem to be happening now more than ever.

I believe clarity comes not from political speeches, but from the reciprocal actions taken. As they say, “The more things change, the more they stay the same;” where before one would not want to be branded weak on communism, now it’s terrorism, or viably Russia. This could be considered convoluted if things were not so damn real.

Answering the question of how to deliver national and world news to you is probably best handled by the more versed. However, just as Tip O’Neill, former speaker of the House, said, “All politics is local,” I believe Cincy Magazine can do a quality job providing a service to you, our growing readership, to what is happening here in our town. This is why, when Peter Bronson presented his findings in an exclusive feature in this issue about the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, we knew we had to present this as our cover feature.

It is my hope that those who had family members, friends or associates affected by the fire know that our community cares, and we aspire to move those to ask more questions due to Peter’s article, even though the incident in question occurred almost four decades ago. If actions to review recent findings are taken as a result of this feature, all the better.