Needing An Early New Year

       Concerning the Boston Marathon bombing, my daughter recently sent me an anonymous mother’s comment: ‘I have a son, and regardless of what he’d done, it would kill me to think of him terrified, bleeding, vulnerable and at the end of any promise in his life.’        My mind flashed to a story […]


         Well, what if instead of the media frenzy–like an explosion with all kinds of debris flying around, a surreal continuation of those explosions–what if instead of the media whirlwind we’re getting in these first forty-eight hours since the tragic bombing at the Marathon, the reporters–such important representatives of our culture–very respectively […]