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Kennedy tragedy...again

Ken Cadwell, of Newman Lake, captured this beautiful shot of the sky near Spokane on Dec. 5.
Ken Cadwell, of Newman Lake, captured this beautiful shot of the sky near Spokane on Dec. 5.

It is easy to believe those who are wealthy, famous or educated must have a great life, free of the anxiety and problems others suffer. Then you think about the Kennedy family.

Tragedy has once again befallen this American family.

Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr., hanged herself yesterday. She was an accomplished architect, an involved philanthropist and a devoted mom.

People will speculate as to her motivation, but perhaps even she may not have understood what prompted her to end her life. Mental illness? A moment of desperation? A world view she perceived offered only suffering? No exit?

As this family once again stands in the public spotlight, awash in grief, I pause and offer thoughts of hope and healing.




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