Many in Capital City mourn the loss of a family of four this weekend. Driving home from Maggi's on Tuesday, I noted a mound of flowers outside World of Mirth. My own sadness stems from empathy. She was My Local Merchant; they were friends-of-friends -- or a layer beyond that; more hip than me, but similar to so many folks I know. Maggi mentions Capote; his In Cold Blood comes to my mind, too. I can't bear to think of the moments before the end, when I remember that book or when I listen to the news.
An odd tangent -- two odd tangents -- come from the media. WCVE ran a locally-produced editorial. The speaker had not only sadness and outrage for the murder, but also for the lack of (small amount of?) national media coverage. His point, as I recall, had to do with the reasonably high-profile nature of the family and the reported brutalness of the crime. I believe he named the Washington Post. I took only a quick skim through the edition of the Post we get at work and found nothing. I'm not sure what that means, if I agree with the editorialist. It's just lingering in my mind.
In less emotional news, Ed Slipek decries Richmond's lack of complaint about having Governor Kaine's inauguration stolen from us by a "theme park." CCDesk readers may recall that Dan made a similar complaint (see comments, here). That both men suggested the Carillon as an alternate locale is, one suspects, a coincidence with no symbolic meaning at all.
On the Muzak at Ukrop's: Madonna, Borderline