A pause in our regularly scheduled programming

I was going to tell you something silly today, but then someone went and bombed the Boston Marathon, and now I don't feel like it. I'll tell you tomorrow though. I promise.

Last week, more or less in my neighborhood, someone got shot on the corner where I'd been standing 24 hours before. In many people's neighborhoods this happens every day. Today someone or many someones thought it was a good idea to put chaos and malice in the midst of celebration and achievement.

All this violence has become alarmingly commonplace.
And I don't like it one bit.