Liviu Librescu, Hero

Don't really feel like writing much tonight...events like today's make me want to hunker down with my girlfriend and our dog and shut the mad world out.

I did want to take a moment to share the story of one of the victims. I don't know if he will get the recognition he deserves in the coming days, and certainly in light of the tragedy there will be an overwhelming emphasis placed on all the horrific details of today's events. But in my search for something, anything to renew my faith in the human spirit, I read the story of professor Liviu Librescu. Mr. Librescu died today, his final act being to sacrifice himself so that his students might escape. Although the story below doesn't state his fate, the Virginia Tech website is now reporting his death. Godspeed to him...

Liviu Librescu