Monday, April 16, 2007
Thoughts on Blacksburg
Eight years ago, I traveled to Blacksburg to cover the Journey with Big Play Ray. As with all trips with Big Play Ray, I tried to distract myself with all things other than conversation with Big Play. But this time, Blacksburg made it easy - I marveled at the scenary surrounding us during our drive through the Appalachians; and I smiled at the quaint beauty of the Virginia Tech campus. This morning, the beauty of the Blacksburg campus became a truly haunting one as grainy, cell-phone images and videos of the campus in the midst of its biggest nightmare streamed across CNN and MSNBC. Back then, my heart fell a little for the campus of Virginia Tech; today, it remains with those in Blacksburg.