I’m finding the futility of life oddly poetic today, given the most recent acts of violence in Dallas. Carved into the hard grain of reality is a word that people seldom know how to pronounce: accountability. Whether we are directly affected by events is moot. We are all in some way accountable because we are all a part of the system that perpetuates the problem. Idealism used incorrectly is just an excuse not to be accountable. Change begins with each of us and because of us.