Saturday, January 30, 2016

Deven Black - Teacher, Librarian, ATR, Intellectual and Caring Human Being

   The death of Deven Black has profoundly upset me, . He was an intellectual, a great teacher (who won numerous awards), a blogger, and an ATR. Somehow he ended up in a homeless shelter and murdered. I don't know the path that led him there, but as a gifted teacher and human being it must have been a desperate last resort. To be murdered and almost decapitated in a facility with metal detectors speaks volumes as to why so many are on the streets. The young man who killed him was clearly mentally ill. There seems to be an explosion of mentally ill people in all economic and educational spectrums. We as a people need to recognize, reach out and help those friends, family and colleagues who may be in distress. My deepest condolences to Mr. Black's family and friends.