Tuesday, April 17, 2007

What Should Never Be

I just got confirmation that one of the victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech was Jamie Bishop, the son of Michael & Jeri Bishop of Pine Mountain, Georgia. I've known Michael since the earliest days of his science fiction career, and Susan and I were lucky enough to spend some time with him and Jeri in Pine Mountain. They are gracious, sensitive, and caring people, and I understand from those who knew Jamie that he inherited all of his parents' good points.

Acts like this seem almost incomprehensible when they're part of a news story; the senseless horror of it is almost unbearable when it touches someone you know.

1 comment:

Janice said...

On my blog, I've posted a note from Michael (http://smofbabe.livejournal.com/283012.html) and information about a scholarship being established in his son's name (http://smofbabe.livejournal.com/283397.html). Because I didn't want to keep harping on the subject in my blog, I didn't post this follow-up message from Michael at http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/24832.html
. It's just heartbreaking.