Just got word that the best friend of Emily, one of my college girlfriends, was struck and killed by lightning while volunteering at a camp for the disabled yesterday. According to Emily:
"Amy was delivering medications to some campers in a remote part of the camp. It was raining, but not storming at the time. She got out of her truck and the lightning hit her directly. Two counselors saw it happen and tried CPR; they also used the defibrulator at the camp. They took her to the hospital when they couldn't revive her."
How horrible, that's the kind of thing that makes even religious people question the notion of a just and fair God. Emily said that Amy had just finished her Master's degree in May, and had just e-mailed a few days ago, excited about moving to Virginia to start a new job. My condolences to her friends and family. :(