I need to choose my words carefully here. The last thing I want to do is to trivialize the awfulness in Boston yesterday, but consider this: of all the places in the universe can you think of any better equipped to cope with a calamity like the one than the finish line at the Boston Marathon? Can you imagine any place better fitted out with first responders, emergency room surgeons, combat veterans and countless non-specialists just equal to coping with life's misfortunes? And one of the best cities in the world for good hospitals. Hard to find a silver lining in a mess like this but just sayin'.