I was just shutting down my computer when this headline popped up - 13 Killed in Istanbul blasts. My quiet night in a holy city ended. The two explosions are another blow, following the murders of the police officers at the U.S. consulate earlier this month, to a city and people I love. I hope all my friends and loved ones there are safe. If you read this, please check in with me. My thoughts go out to the families of those killed.