Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Tuesday 23 September

Fairly bright today, even if with a good cover of cloud. No complaints about the weather so far. More than can be said of Puerto Rico, which has had 24 inches of rain in 24 hours, causing mudslides and flash-floods. The tropical weather system responsible is not a formal depression, but its impact is still quite severe.

Finland has seen another college shooting, the second in two years. Twenty are feared dead, but the condition of the gunman is unknown - he shot himself after going on his rampage. Finland has a high rate of private gun ownership. This story echoed of the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007.


  1. with Meg away at college, these stories TERRIFY ME!!!

  2. Another sad tragedy - I cannot comprehend what would drive anyone to do such a horrendous thing.

  3. It has been a lovely day here today too Guido in my part of Yorkshire.How terrible of the shootings I hadn't  heard that news ,My heart goes out to those who have lost.Sad also about the terrible weather Puerto Rico have had.Prayers being said for all.Thankyou for the update on all this.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

  4. I couldn`t believe that the shooting happened in Finland, I would never associate violent crime with that country.  Whatever goes through the minds of these perpetrators I just can`t imagine, my heart goes out to the familiies of the people who died.

    Love Sandra x

  5. I am so very sorry to hear about the Finnish shooting.... makes you wonder what goes through these peoples minds before they go to this extreme.

    Weather here in London today is beautiful..... even though at 7.00am it was very foggy......but i am not complaining ... lets hope it lasts for a few days
    Have a great weekend
    hugs Jayne