All the news that’s fit to depress

Here’s a column I saw recently in a small-town Maine newspaper. Have you ever seen anything so depressing?


I’ve never seen anything like this. It went on quite a bit longer. Each paragraph saddened me more deeply.

Sorry to ruin your day, but it ruined mine. I couldn’t resist sharing the pain.

On the positive side, each of those items is a story prompt. A sad story.