Paris shootings. At least 18 killed in bomb blast and shooting. More will follow tomorrow as information comes to light. Stay tuned. Our hearts are with the Parisian people tonight.
**UPDATE** I was up until 4 in the morning watching the coverage. I will be writing what I suspect will be a very long essay on the events this afternoon. In the mean time, please all remember that the 140+ dead are not numbers that you are reading. They were actual people with lives, families and friends, all of which was taken away unexpectedly in the night. They wouldn’t have thought about what they last said to their parents or their children or their partners. They just left their houses and never came back. We always need to remember that when the media tells us people have been killed that they are actual people. Not numbers on a page. Real people who had real lives.