Like many of you, I've been deeply saddened by the news from Boston today.
There's never much good to say about such a tragedy.
One thing I liked, however, is the spirit of more than 1,000 people so far who are offering their homes for anyone displaced in Boston. They're doing this on Google Docs in real-time and sharing their phone numbers (in addition to lots of other personal info) publicly. Good defeats evil, at least in the end.
As a fellow marathoner (or at least an ex-marathoner ... nothing further than a half-marathon for me these days) I also appreciate the fact that many Boston runners were doing the race for charity. Here's a list of the 35 organizations they were supporting:http://aonc.co/runcharity
I'm going to donate to one of these organizations. If you're able, would you join me in doing so? If not, that's fine, but please join me and everyone else in thinking about those in Boston tonight, as well as those who have lost their lives.