When I got around to reading the particulars, I learned a little about Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the engineer who died of his wounds, and his friend Alok Madasani who was injured (as was an unconnected bar patron, Ian Grillot, who tried to intervene). Both South Asian Indians worked at the headquarters of Garmin, the tech firm known for its GPS devices.
Garmin is important to me. I own a couple of its fitness watches; they tell me how far I've run and thus free me up to explore trails with a random abandon I had not known until I used these devices. Garmin is part of my world.
Hate has killed within my world. Hate comes closer. Hate grows in potency and we resist as we can.
Smith ran all her marathons wearing a pink pussyhat.
Although the video shows Smith running on my home turf, she actually lives in Kansas City, not so far from the Olathe shooting.
This is a big, complicated country, worth trying to preserve against the tide of hate.