Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I actually knew one of the construction workers who was killed in the crane collapse on Saturday. I didn't know him well enough that anyone should feel obligated to write me and say, "Sorry for your loss," but I knew the guy. He grew up with a good friend of mine, and they were still fairly close.

I'm just sort of stunned by this weekend's bizarre coupling: I saw the crane collapse a block away from me, and I knew someone who died in the accident. I don't know what to say about this, other than the fact that he - as well as everyone else touched by this tragedy - will be in my prayers.