In the days to come I'm hopeful more will be known about the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine. We know that 298 people died and that several of them were en route to Melbourne to attend the International Aids Conference.
I was saddened to learn of the death of Nadine Gordimer. Through her remarkable life and brilliant writing, she helped lead the way to a free South Africa. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, her friends, and her fellow South Africans.