The world's getting smaller and smaller. And the violence, the madness is getting closer and closer. I was thinking yesterday afternoon about when I traveled to Boston some years ago and watched my brother John run the Marathon. I was thinking too about my brother Jim, the ironworker, who ran a crew at the World Trade Center after that disaster. He saw some horrible things. Then, too, Jim lives in Sandyhook, CT (which is sort of a subdivision of Newtown). His 4 kids, when they were younger, all attended Sandyhook Elementary. Scarily enough, this list could go on.