Mindfulness donuts: today’s events

Me and my students making a bead mandala while on partial lockdown for a nearby shooting.

There was a shooting in Tucson today at the Amtrak station. My school is only a few blocks away, so we were on partial lockdown for a good part of the morning. This fact-of-the-day didn’t even occur to me until I sat down in bed and thought, “Oh yeah, and there was a shooting today.”

When my boss came in to whisper in my ear that we were on “partial lockdown” because of a nearby shooting, my pulse…