I wasn’t planning on posting a puzzle today. When I woke up, I read the news of the unrest happening around the country. I watched the video which documented the senseless killing which sparked the events of the last couple of days. And I was heartbroken.
I decided that I wanted to make a puzzle to channel some of these feelings. So that’s what I did today. What you see here is the result. It’s a quote puzzle, which I ordinarily would not make, but I think it’s appropriate for today.
I hope that peace, healing, empathy, and human solidarity take hold and bring about the changes we need so much. Much love to you all.
I'm a husband, father, psychologist, musician, and crossword constructor living in Catonsville, MD. My puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and its syndicates, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate, and crossword apps such as the Redstone Crossword Puzzle App on iOS and Google Play. All of that means I've been published in every newspaper in the United States and many others around the world. And now I've been published here at Grid Therapy, which allows me the amazing freedom to let who I am shine through. Maybe it will occasionally rub you the wrong way politically. I don't know. But in this space I get to not care. I hope you enjoy your time here on the crossword couch! I'd love to hear from you if you have comments or suggestions. If you're interested in having a custom crossword puzzle created for your event or organization, email me at drtrent (at) gmail.com.