April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Explosions


The terrible tragedy on April 15, 2013, the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon has left everyone filled with sadness, shock, and anger.  Innocent people cheering on friends and family, many of them running for charitable causes, brought down by bombs designing to inflict wounds that would cause death, loss of limbs, and great pain.  Families, small children, students, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of the runners.  Who could be so cold and hateful to do this?

If anything good can come of this devastating event its the reminder of the goodness in most people.  In the immediate aftermath of the bombing heros emerged – spectators who were spared the effects of the blast , runners, medical personel, and members of the police and fire departments that ran not away from the blasts, but toward it to help.  There would be many more casualties and loss of limbs had it not been for these brave people.

Shocked by what happened, the sentiment I’m hearing from so many people  is to live each day,  and don’t  allow the bad guy to win.  He/she/they will be caught and although I normally don’t agree with capital punishment I wish this person or group 100 times the pain they inflicted on innocent people.  Yes, I’m angry.


I'm in my sixties with the world at my feet and thoughts mostly of "where to next?". I retired in 2017, sold my house in Massachusetts and most of my furniture and "stuff." When not traveling you can find me in Florida in the winter and Rhode Island in the summer. Travel has been a passion from a young age, over the years I've discovered I'm a traveler, not a tourist. I prefer traveling solo, with a travel friend, or small groups. Whenever possible I would rather spend time in one place rather than moving around. I'll never turn down an opportunity to go to France, but my travels have taken me all over the world. I've met some incredible people and had some fantastic experiences.

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