Has anyone else reached information overload? Our hearts, thoughts, tears, prayers, sympathy - all the emotions go out to the victims' families and everyone impacted by the most devastating school tragedy that has ever hit Michigan. But at some point, I think we all come to realize that our emotions have been rubbed completely raw and we need to think about entering the healing phase.

And please understand, I grappled with the wording of that first paragraph, knowing that words on a screen can sometimes not properly convey the sincerity that the human voice can.

Taking a break from social media (maybe just for the weekend) may be something that helps me turn off my brain for a bit and give me an opportunity to practice some self-care. I wouldn't blame you if you think that's a selfish approach. But it's what I'm feeling and we're all entitled to have whatever feelings we're having right now, right?

Some Facts in the Oxford School Shooting Remain the Same

There are several facts regarding the school shooting in Oxford that have been established and will not change regardless of how many times we are exposed to the endless loop that is being shown on TV and online.

  • A 15-year-old shooter (We are purposefully not stating his name here) opened fire in the hallway of Oxford High School, killing four students and injuring several others.
  • He's being charged as an adult and faces more than two dozen charges including an act of terrorism.
  • His parents may face criminal charges as well.
  • Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17, all lost their lives on that tragic day. Each was a special, unique individual who will be sorely missed by family and friends throughout the community.

Social Media is Abuzz With Opinions

Social media is not the root of all evil. Facebook et al can be a great place for sharing opinions and expressing sympathy. But in a crisis like this, it can also be a petri dish that fosters the growth of blame, criticism, and conspiracy theories. Principals, superintendents, teachers, parents, kids, in districts far and wide are being hailed, blamed, defended, and scrutinized over and over again.

Information overload.

I'll leave you with one final thought. It's OK to not be OK. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself and your own well-being.

You Can Stay in the 'Home Alone' House for Just $25 Per Night

Buzz McCallister is inviting you to stay in his family home.

The iconic house which was the backdrop for the Christmas classic 'Home Alone' is available to rent on Airbnb and four lucky occupants will stay in the McCallisters' pad for just $25 per night.

Check out the pictures, along with Buzz's personalized captions below.

10 Michigan Holiday Light Displays to Make Your Holiday Season Complete

The holidays are a magical time in the mitten state, with or without snow. Throughout Michigan, there are some pretty incredible Christmas light displays that make you feel as if you’re experiencing a real-life winter wonderland topped off with the magic of the holiday season.