Something happened in a New England state today. A couple hours ago, I was talking with somebody who agreed it is evil to wallow in evil. One cannot make sense of evil because it is by definition irrational. Rather than asking “why” when there is no answer, the rational person, it would seem, wouldn’t pollute time and brain cells with gore and sickness, but would instead go about creating something beautiful. Life is short. My big hero believes music has done more to change things for good in this world than anything any politician has ever said. I think he’s right.