I can only imagine the personal courage behind these sincere words of concern from the SHPG for those Northerners in the path of hurricane Sandy. As the descendant of people who would not arrive in this country until the early twentieth century, I truly appreciate Carl’s willingness to look beyond our complicity in the unconstitutional invasion of the South. In all seriousness, things are fine up here in Boston. We had a few hours of high winds, but through it all we never lost power. The same can’t be said for my hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey. My thoughts are with my good friends still living in the area. Hope all of you are safe.