Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I'm finding it difficult to concentrate today, attempting to focus on work while mentally processing the mass murder that occurred yesterday at Virginia Tech. I once attended a conference on that campus and the building names being repeated in the news reports are familiar to me.

This morning, while on the train to Yonkers, I read this reflection by Lucinda Roy that appeared on The New York Times commentary page. A quote:

"But Blacksburg isn’t a place of massacres — Blacksburg is my home in southwest Virginia. It’s boring — that’s why I like it. We are Virginia Tech, the fighting gobblers, the ones who wear the funny turkey hats and plant tasteless turkey sculptures all over town. We are not the stuff of massacres."

The NYT photo above is by Todd Heisler.

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