the morning after the bridge collapse, my minnversity friends seem shaken but mostly relieved that things weren't worse. the mood remains somber, since we still don't know who died or the number and severity of the injuries sustained. nevertheless, we can cling to some inspiring survival stories.
though we're still awaiting word on the extent of the injuries, we're especially relieved that fifty-two kids and nine adults somehow made it out of that listing yellow school bus. we can also crack the barest smile when we hear the matter-of-fact minnesotaspeak in which some survivors describe their harrowing fall.
i'm also proud that at least one of my colleagues was there to provide some real help to those who needed it most. while most of us watched in stunned silence, our own ross macmillan described the scene and his rescue efforts for hannity and colmes and greta van susteren.
the office is (relatively) quiet today, as serious work continues along the river. even with the bit of inspiring news, we could still use a little levity today. via woz: Craig Biggio Blames Media Pressure For Stalling At 285 Hit-By-Pitches. i'm glad to see the onion covering the big stories.