As I rode my bike to work I turned the corner a couple of blocks from my house to see an incredible media circus at the Boulder County Justice Center. You see, a new suspect has been named in the ten-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey murder case.
The case held the attention of the media for years after the incident in 1996. But why has all of the media rushed back to resolve the story now?
Is it our societal need to finish a cultural narrative? Or, is it our unwillingness to pay attention to the issues that are currently playing out in our culture. Instead of obsessing over a ten-year-old case, what are we doing to make people safer, from Boulder to Baghdad? Couldn't we put more energy into saving lives?
Unfortunately, obsession makes the world go 'round.