You probably have heard the news of the explosions in Boston today. I can only add my condolences to those of many others who are thinking of the families of the two people killed, including one 8-year-old child. Likewise, I also am thinking of the more than 100 others who were injured, some seriously.
I didn't mention it earlier in the newsletter but this afternoon I flew from Orlando to Boston. I remember looking at my watch when I got on the shuttle bus to go from the Boston airport out to the western suburbs. It was 2:38 PM. That means around 2:45 or 2:50 PM, I was riding on the bus as it traveled the Massachusetts Turnpike and passed through the Prudential Tunnel, underneath the route of the Boston Marathon, just a few feet from the finish line at Copley Square. The Boston Police have reported that today's explosions occurred at 2:50 PM.
There have been no reports of damage to vehicles traveling through the tunnel. I guess I would have been O.K. even if I had passed through the tunnel as the explosions occurred.
It is a sad world we live in where anyone would use a bomb to kill or maim dozens of innocent children and adults.
UPDATE: THe death toll is now three and may climb higher.