Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Can Tsarnaev Get A Jury?

The first hurdle in the Boston Marathon trial begins today as the jury selection process gets underway. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is facing numerous charges of terrorism related to the April 15, 2013 finish-line bombing. In the coming weeks and months I suspect there will be those who will refuse to write or mention his name, howeverContinue reading “Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Can Tsarnaev Get A Jury?”

Dear Boston, a letter of condolence and hope from Montreal

Today’s Daily Post deals with the art of the open letter, one of my favorite genres. Below is an open letter I wrote to the City of Boston in the wake of the Marathon Bombings. Dear Boston, On behalf of all Montrealers let me express my sincerest condolences for yesterday’s tragic events at your esteemedContinue reading “Dear Boston, a letter of condolence and hope from Montreal”

Boston, Waco, a bad week both past and present

This has been a bad week for the US, both currently and historically. In what can only be described as an eerie coincidence, the hospitals in and around Waco, Texas are once again dealing with the victims of a large fire. Today the hospitals are handling those who have been badly injured in the hugeContinue reading “Boston, Waco, a bad week both past and present”

Dear Boston, a letter of condolence and hope from Montreal

Dear Boston, On behalf of all Montrealers let me express my sincerest condolences for yesterday’s tragic events at your esteemed marathon. For as long as I can recall, the passage from winter through spring and on to summer has been marked by three sporting milestones: the Masters, the Boston Marathon and the Kentucky Derby. Sadly,Continue reading “Dear Boston, a letter of condolence and hope from Montreal”