Flood and the passing of Winters

There is now a major catastrophe in Queensland, brought about by the floods. Toowoomba was severely affected yesterday, along with the tiny town of Grantham. About an hour ago, Brisbane has been hit, with the CBD evacuated. The Brisbane office of my company has been closed indefinitely and everyone has been asked to go home.

To add to this dark note, Richard Winters the soldier at the centre of the Band of Brothers, has died, aged 92. He was the super cool and very decent leader of the soldiers who fought in the last days of World War II in Europe and went on to the pacific campaign thereafter.

What a day 11-1-11 has turned out to be…