Two columns written in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake in Christchurch are worth reading in full:
Bad things happen. That’s it. There’s no logic to it, no reason for it. There’s no sense in it. If the world wants to shrug, it shrugs. Even that distorts the facts.
The world doesn’t want to shrug. It’s not a choice. Sometimes it shrugs. Most times it doesn’t. But sometimes it does. It just does. That’s it. . .
. . . We live in times where we are able to delude ourselves a lot of the time that we can manage the risks in our lives . . .