This post is being written two hours before April 28, Workers Memorial Day, which honors all those who died on the job. This time around, it's impossible not to remember the fact that West Virginia has led the nation in mining deaths since 2004. In particular, it is, or should be, impossible to forget those 29 miners who died just a little over five years ago at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine.
As regular readers of this blog know, El Cabrero is something of a hard core if not entirely orthodox Episcopalian. In the words of our Book of Common Prayer, "May light perpetual shine upon them."
And may such things never be again.