I miss my uncle. Mucho. Lately I've been rereading e-mails that he sent me when he was alive. I found one that he sent me on April 20, 1999- when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris shot up Columbine High School. His note has the same meaning today following the Virginia Tech massacre:
"I hate violence. I think any student who uses violence at school, should be beaten, poked with a pointed stick, burned with a branding iron, poked in the eyes with a straw dipped in hot sauce, hit in the family jewels with a aluminum baseball bat, given a wedgie, kicked in the shins with a steel-toed boot, and pulled their hair. That's what I would do to anyone who uses violence. And that's what I think.
Your Anti-Violence Uncle...Charles OUT!"