Today’s topic is things that have gotten harder to ignore. First is climate change. Pope Francis called out everyone who is turning our planet into an “immense pile of filth.” Next up is weapons in the hands of crazy people. The events in Charleston are, as one concerned white-supremacist wrote, “another nail in the coffin of the Second Amendment.” And finally there’s hate in America, the dark side of the American dream. Yes, it’s harder to ignore these things … but not impossible. We’ve proved that repeatedly. So we’ll keep killing the planet and ourselves. Sometimes ignorance ain’t so blissful.