I should probably say something about the events in Boston yesterday. But I will not. What could I--removed from the situation, experiencing it only vicariously through the remarkably explicit footage of tattered flesh and ruined bodies being carried from the carnage (how fitting a word!)--add that would be of any moment? My mere words would be of no effect, and I know it.
I could wish, however, that many (but not all) others realized the same.