Tag: resilience

My cabbie taught me a lesson: A chance encounter with America

My big question, before I climbed into cab #923, was what has America turned into lately – with the hatred and mockery and economic and racial divisions? The cabbie was a young man, eager to talk, from somewhere else, maybe the Middle East. We started with the weather. “This city,” he said, “I’ve lived here three... Read more »

Boston Marathon Bombing: What do we tell our children; what do we tell ourselves?

Three people dead, 144 hurt, some severely, at the Boston Marathon. No, not again. We should be getting good at this, at finding ways to contend with violence in which thoroughly innocent people suffer sudden death or ever-changed lives. By now, we have a wide variety of perpetrators with plenty of different motives – international... Read more »