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Monday, July 26, 2004

A Boston Update from Genny On The Spot

Coming back from work tonight, the traffic was nearly non-existant, since I live in beyond the place where they force off all but local and airport traffic before closing the highway entirely. I saw between 12 and 20 official vehicles. A complete count wasn't possible-- too many. I also saw the Boston skyline, from a distance. It shouldn't have been a reassuring sight, but it was.

Of course, I haven't seen the F16s, or the helicopters (though I've heard them at night), or the armed men with rifles. But they're heavily reported on the news. Talked about at work, by people who live closer in to the Hub than do I. Compared to being in New York, I'm sure this is nothing-- but this isn't New York. This is my city. I don't think of this happening here. I don't want this to be happening here.

I can't wait for the convention to be over.