Second Guessing

With hindsight, wouldn’t we all do things differently? Examining mistakes after the fact is one of the best ways to learn, but there  is a time and place for second guessing. When it is used to shift blame and obfuscate we must call it out.

Like most all of us I have been deeply affected by the tragedy in West Texas. This tragedy is indeed a great disturbance in the force. But one thing is for certain. I wasn’t there and although I’d like think how I would have reacted had I been, but there is absolutely no certainty as to what I would have done or that I could or would have acted differently. None of us can.

I hope and pray that out of this tragedy each of us will participate in finding solutions to the unspeakable violence that occurred. That will involve at the right time analyzing what might have been done differently, but that time is not now.

Now is the time for mourning, comfort, and helping those who have suffered a tragic loss.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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