While we mourn the death of young Leiby Kletzky, we must remember that safety is more than just the absence of danger. It's the presence of a full and happy life -- a life that's not dominated by fear.
As a pediatrician, I am very aware of the dangers for children. Over time, however, I have come to the conclusion that we are doing our kids a disservice by being hyper aware of all the dangers in our society.
It's been a long time since Michael Jackson created anything much in the way of great music. We can mourn the man who lost his way. But if we're sad at his passing, I think we're mainly missing the Jackson fans we were ourselves.