THOSE WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG know I do not jump on any bandwagons. It took me about a day for the attack on Charlie Hebdo to sink in, and it has sunk in. This has gotten to me on a deep level. Having once visited Paris, I have an affection for that city and empathy for its denizens in this time of crisis. But the horrific possibilities exposed by the attack are scary, sad, and repulsive for civilization everywhere.