I read the news on Joe Paterno and what he allowed and I am shocked. I think of his name, and the word "pater" which means father. What do we expect from our fathers, from the leaders of our teams?
A friend of mine reported abuse in our area. When I praise her courage, especially with what we see at Penn State, she says she reported it this time because there was another time when she ignored what she saw.
Our children are our future. I think of innocence, protection, and trust. How can winning a football game matter at all when it comes to nourishing the spirits of our children, and punishing those who put their own accolades over the youths in their care?