Mourning Christina-Taylor Green

Updated: January 10, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Christina-Taylor Green.

One word here will be one word too many. Two hundred thousand more won't be enough.

I'd let this space stand empty today if I could, and send only the message of no message, of a long blank page quiet as stone. I'd ask that its stillness honor the lost.

As a writer in America, I spend my time wondering what it means to be an American. I wonder what it means to live inside all the contradictions of our freedom and violence, our wealth ...

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