Southern Man

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon

Back in his graduate school days - that would be thirty years and about eighty pounds ago - Southern Man was an avid long-distance runner. We would run just about every day, on the indoor track or on the outdoor quarter-mile track or in long loops around the city. And we got pretty good; there's a fair collection of trophies back there where we ran as a team in the name of our department, and Southern Man has dozens of personal awards and hundreds of race shirts. He's going to make a quilt out of them someday. So it was with particular sorrow that he read of the bombing at the finish of the Boston Marathon. Lord, comfort the families of those who were killed and bring swift healing to those injured, and may Your judgement of those responsible for this atrocity be swift and sure. Amen.


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