It can be hard when traveling to keep up to date with the news. And it feels heartless to keep touring today without doing something, even though there is nothing of substance I can do. I woke up this morning to news of the Boston Marathon explosions. And also to the reports of people running towards the chaos to help; Bostonians offering drinks, bathrooms, places to stay; first responders and hospital staff doing their jobs of saving lives.
And I offer the little I can offer, in asking those of you who read this for a moment of silence for those killed and injured, good wishes or prayers for recovery, and acknowledgement of the kind things that people are doing in Boston in response.