I do live in Boston, you are sweet to think of me, Maria. I don't live near the marathon route, but I work two blocks from the finish line so we had today off, thankfully. I am just so sad for the victims and for our city. It's so surreal to watch the street you walk down every day on the news like that. As far as I can tell, all of my friends who were there are fine although some were very close to the explosions.
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.