I have lived and worked in this area for many years. It’s my community – my neighborhood. It’s where my kids went to school, rode their bikes, and played in the park, and where I bought my first home. It’s where my wife and I both graduated from college.
The attacks at the Inland Regional Center occurred about 2 miles from the hospital where my wife works and where a number of the wounded were taken.
We attend church about a mile away on the same street where the terrorists were killed, and we routinely drive past their condo as we go about our daily lives.
Like a lot of folks, I am deeply saddened and enraged at what has happened.
I am not a victim, and none of my loved ones are directly affected by this evil. But it touches everyone in this area. It has invaded all of our lives.