It is time to marvel how a city and a people showed the very best of what human beings are capable: calm and determination in the face of adversity, ability to work together as a truly civilized society and bringing things back to normalcy with the least amount of collateral damage.
This has been an impossible couple of weeks of tragedy and triumph, brokenness and bravery, gory injuries and graciousness, terror and tenacity, angry words and awakenings, betrayal and blessing.
Is Twitter more of a disadvantage than a useful media tool?
I theorize that Tamerlan was searching for an identity and sense of self. While he was previously known to smoke marijuana and box, he ultimately found himself in a radical strain of Islam.
Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.
After learning that the suspected Boston bombers were Caucasian, Tanner Cooper and every other shopper at the North Dayton Whole Foods barricaded themselves in the Organic, Artesian, Gluten-Free Bread department and refused to leave the store.
I'm done with these crummy Tsarnaev brothers. I'm done with treating them like masterminds when they were merely morons. I'm done trying to figure out what made them tick, when they were just losers.
What I remember most vividly in the ten days since the Boston Marathon bombings is the immediate unified response from the community of Boston and its surrounding cities. As Boston grieved its tragedies, it was also determined to work together to protect itself from any future harm.
From roughly 6 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 19, until almost 9 p.m. that evening, the ongoing story in Boston held me completely captivated.
Bostonians were not cowering in their homes, fearful of what's outside, unwilling to confront reality. I know Boston. We are not a fearful people. What happened on Friday was an expression of a culture's respect for justice and the show of force that is sometimes needed to find it.
We want to give back to the community that will forever be a part of us. This video, simply entitled 'One Boston', is our way to help our hometown recover and remember that we are, and always will be, Boston Strong.
We could all debate for hours the attributes that might reside in a man of real strength, and I hope we can begin this debate and discussion today. I have come up with five key values I believe a man should possess to be considered a real man -- a strong man.
Outrage. Pain. Speculation. These were the sentiments shared by many online communities last week during the bombings at the Boston Marathon and subse...
When I saw the citizens of Boston finally return to the streets of their great American city, cheering the police and singing the Star Bangled Banner, I had tears in my eyes. Let's all remember, we truly are the land of the free and the home of brave. I hope we don't let fear rule our choices.
The danger of opting for the storyline over a more complex and present truth is this: When we make up stories, we create an alternate reality. Rather than looking at our situation straight in the eye, we look at it from behind a protective lens.
We miss the point entirely if we allow the acts of extremists to force us into our own respective corners. They win if in response to their acts we poison our community, by shunning -- instead of engaging -- those whose culture or beliefs are different from our own.