Today, again...and for all days since and for all days forward...we are Virginia Tech. Let us stand alongside our friends from Blacksburg (and throughout this nation, throughout this world) once again, and let them know the lives of their loved ones were not lost in vain. And let's work together to prevent another horrible nightmare like this from ever happening again.
Many hugs and condolences to the whole Virginia Tech family...and especially to the family members and friends of those that were lost that fateful day...from me. Words cannot express the grief I still feel for what has been so horribly taken from you and from the world at large. God be with you all...always.
Special hugs go to VT alum and dearest friend, the Wise Ricky. If there is anything I can do to make the day a bit better for you, please let me know.
And, yes, while I am behind on the Jamie Bishop memorial project I want to place here in Carrboro (Herr Bishop and his widow lived, studied and worked here for a bit), it will be completed by next year's remembrance. I want to do the memorial 'right' with some locals and former co-workers who actually knew him well, but that takes some time, organization, and money, and all three requires some planning and saving. For those that are interested in learning more, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.