Seriously, ask most Americans what comes to mind when you say the word “Brussels” (before the horror of yesterday). Sprouts is probably the most common answer. Well, if that headline is what it took to get you here, then good. And NO, I am absolutely NOT making light of what happened on March 21st. But I am probably not far off in my guess that about 90 out of 100 people would say “sprout” if I asked what the first word is that came into your mind when I say “Brussels.”
Besides beer and chocolate, did you know that Brussels is famous for its “comic culture”? There is an entire museum devoted to comic strips in Brussels. Yes, there is a great deal more, but I simply wanted to bring your mind into focus and, if you are so inclined, take a moment to offer prayers and/or well wishes to the people of Belgium, and in particular, Brussels. They have suffered a terrible attack at the hands of evil and cowardly people. Nothing that I could post today, in light of what has happened, is really all that important or worthy of a moment’s thought. What those people have experienced is far scarier than anything I could write.