Of course, when I heard of the shootings in Newtown Friday morning, my first thougyt was, "How far is that from Danbury?" — the only town up there I know or care anything about. Only 12 miles, I learned later. I sent a quick note to Nancy Sudik, the executive director of the Danbury Music Centre, a fellow Ivesian and friend. The note said only, "You're in my thoughts on this terrible day."
"Thank you Joe," she replied. "We're getting through one day at a time. It is horrible beyond words."