02 August 2007

We're Alive

Lauren and I are safe and sound. We weren't on this bridge at 6:05 yesterday, and so far we have yet to hear about any one we know who was. Our one good friend commutes on this bridge every day, and was on it about 15 minutes before the collapse.

There are two things I am thinking about after this event:
1. Traffic delays will be innevitable. As we get frustrated about our delays, remember that many people never made it home because of this incident. They are estimating 20 or 30 people are currently missing or unaccounted for, aside from the 6 who already died.
2. This is national news, headline of the New York Times. It seems to me that about 30 people die on an average day in Iraq - Iraqi Citizens, Iraqi soldiers, and U.S. soldiers.

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