And one of Meed's second-cousins is in that awful Convention Center.
It's amazing to me how many people I know who have family affected by this.
In the meantime, I am starting to plan a reunion of my high school friends - first step is tracking everyone down and updating my contact list. The web is making this much easier than last time I did this in 1996/7.
I'm remembering a line from that supposed commencement speech ("Use sunscreen") that was falsely attributed to Kurt Vonnegut (It was actually Mary Schmich and was quite good!). "...the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young."
Well, I've gotta ton of web-work to do.....