You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Beverly Beckham

Getting used to living in darkness

It’s legitimate to be concerned about violence. People are shot and killed every day. A man goes into a CVS with a shotgun. A man commits mass murder at a military facility. Children are gunned down at schools, movie theaters, malls. Nowhere is safe.

This is the world we live in.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week