I did have quite an interesting blog prepared for today - in fact, it was reasonably witty in places (even if I do say so myself).
But, having heard about the terrible events in Boston, and with many of the followers of this blog being over there in the old US of A, it didn't seem right to try to be flippant or funny.
I note that the US government is being somewhat guarded about who may have been responsible for this atrocity (no doubt learning the lessons from the Oklahoma City bombing), but whoever is behind this madness, no ideology, no belief, however passionately that ideology or belief may be held, can ever justify such indiscriminate taking of life.
And whether it's just me, but there's something particularly twisted about attacking an event such as this, where thousands of people are running to raise money for worthwhile charities, where individuals are doing something special to help their fellow men and women.
Today, our thoughts and prayers should be with the families of those who have sadly lost their lives and with those who have been injured as a result of terrorism, not only in Boston, but everywhere around the world.
May those cruel, evil bastards who are responsible forever rot in Hell, their every moment tormented for all eternity by the never-ending screams of their victims, their bodies forever racked by the same agonies that their actions have inflicted on others.