You've probably read at least one account of the story, but here were the ones that caught my attention:
- A series of text messages between a VT student taking cover and a building and her brother and mother (strong language warning)
- A leading criminologist discusses the likely motive of the shooter
- The principal of Columbine High School reacts to the shooting
(And on that subject, here's a prayer for the victims by Newsweek columnist, Rabbi Marc Gellman.)
UPDATE: This is ridiculous--despite the fact that today's shootings are still very much in the investigative stages, a Florida attorney has already gone on TV to blame the whole thing on video games.
Blowing out the candles, but quietly: I do want to wish a happy birthday to Mom. Unlike most years, I'm off the hook as far as calling her goes, because she and Dad are vacationing in Egypt at the moment. (I'm glad that I was a "good son" and sent her card a few days early this year--in tandem with that of her sister, my Aunt Nora, whose birthday precedes hers by a year and two days).