MARATHON : any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal, length or duration or requiring exceptional endurance

When the bombs went off in Boston on Patriots Day the Boston Marathon was well into its concluding hours.   The winners had come across the finish line a long time ago, and now the “other” winners … those who completed the 26.2 mile course … were surging across the finish line, having seen the attainment […]

9/11/2012: How far have we come?

One of my concerns about the observance of 9/11 is that it will become a cliché.   Clearly, it won’t happen for those who suffered from the death or injury of a loved one on that day in 2001.   And we have good evidence that the first responders, a term that has gained significance since that […]