So I woke up this morning and found out from Bob Edwards that almost 200 people had been killed in Madrid in what is suspected to be an attack by Basque separatists.
I was a bit worried because my sister is studying there and I am planning on visiting in 3 weeks.
The good news is that my sister is fine and dandy. Like me, she has a great deal of sangfroid on matters such as these and is simply taking it in stride. I suppose she must feel like the tourists who were in New York City on 9/11/01 (actually, one of my co-workers and her family were tourists during the events – they had gone to the WTC on 9/10/01 - imagine that!).
I checked out my new favourite meta-blog bOING bOING and they had this really nice graphic.