Fortunately my brother is ok, but the shooting today down at Virginia Tech has made this a rather nerve-wracking day. Thanks to the many who've expressed concern.
My reaction to this is still pretty scattered, especially since the information coming out keeps changing. More than anything is this dazed feeling--Adam is an engineering student, and would have been in the building next to the one where the shootings happened if he had had class this morning. I'm newly thankful for his hatred of early classes.
While writing this, I just heard that my brother's old roommate was among those wounded. He's in stable condition and will be fine, my thoughts are with him and everyone else down there.
This is not supposed to happen. I'll probably have something more substantive to say later, but this is really all too close for comfort.