The Daily Word in terror, beauty and fear

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Last night, I watched a live broadcast interview with one of the West, Texas first responders and he described a scene of carnage and chaos so horrific that his only point of reference was a horror movie. ... Today, CBS reports that between 5 and 15 people are dead, and more than 160 are injured.

An exhausted UNM pediatric medicine resident and marathon runner dived into the aftermath of the Boston marathon bombing to help; she was being treated for blood pressure and severe calf cramping when the bombs detonated.

"A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip," Gabrielle Giffords' editorial in the New York Times is a must-read.

Walmart abandons efforts to build a new big box store at Coors and Montaño. And there was much rejoicing.

Jack Ehn reports on New Mexico's economic drought for the New Mexico Mercury.

Local zinester, gallerist and musician Marya Errin Jones interviews the founder of Tom Tom Magazine, the first publication entirely devoted to female drummers.

Photographer Liz Wolfe's work juxtaposes beauty and fear in a way that seems appropriate on this day.

Prog-rock power trio Rush (finally) gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "We will make them give us light. ..."