Monday, April 16, 2007

Greetings from Indianapolis!

By Mitchell

Yes, Our Word is on the road this week, in the Hoosier State for a work conference. Reporting will be occasional, but we'll try to keep in touch.

One of the interesting things about conferences like this is the people you meet. For example, today I was sharing the room with not one, but two former Miss America contestants. (It's a tough life.)

On the other hand, one of the gentlemen in our class was receiving constant text messages from his son, who is a student at Virginia Tech and was in the dorm next to the one that figured in the shooting today. Fortunately, he was all right. Interestingly enough, nobody in class made a big deal out of this - a few people had talked to him during one of the breaks (people were gathered around the TVs watching the continuous coverage on the news channels) and knew what was going on, but it isn't as if there was a big announcement or anything. I guess there are places where decorum still rules.

Speaking of which, a thought with which to leave you - the Virginia Tech football coach was quoted as saying something to the effect that he couldn't believe how much one person could affect things. Well, in a way this should provide some consolation to those who wonder if one person can still make a difference. Of course they can. One person can always make a difference - sometimes it's for the better, sometimes for the worse. And when that one person (or one Person, if you will) makes a difference for good, it can make all the difference.

Stay tuned for more from Indianapolis tomorrow!

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