I'm sure everyone has heard by now what happened at the hallowed Boston Marathon, so I won't bore you with the details. There's an inordinate amount of information online and elsewhere, some of which is true, some not exactly correct. Make no mistake, this was indeed an act of terror, it's just too early to make assumptions on who's responsible. Fortunately, the people of Boston and surrounding communities are pretty tough, Literally and figuratively. This is the kind of shit that just embolden's Bostonians to act. I truly believe with all the cameras, security cams from businesses along Boylston St. and the evidence left in the aftermath,as well as, the fragments still being removed from victims, the F.B.I should be able to solve parts of this puzzle. As to the 'Who', well that remains to be seen.
Ironically, it was such a nice day. A typical cool New England morning, with only a light breeze was a perfect set-up for the runners. I walked up the little side street I work on around 11:00a.m. to get my coffee at the Refuge Cafe. I was struck by how many parties were in full force during my short walk up to the corner of Harvard & Brighton avenues. Just another full city Block up Harvard ave. is Commonwealth Ave. which is the route the runners take on their way into downtown Boston.
It's truly sad this day had to be marred by such an evil act and I suppose it's something that could easily happen again. Boston is very well known for hosting many outside events, including sports venues. It's safe to say as Americans, we get complacent with regard to our security. We watch all the strife around the world on cable, the internet, etc. and we're shielded from all this violence and war. Until, of course, something like this happens. I think, whether we like it or not, we are involved in these wars. It's an event like this or worse, 911, which reminds us of this.