Is America to Blame?

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   “America is to blame,” my local radio station quoted the mother of the Boston bombings suspects. Soon after the standoff with the two brothers ended, this recorded news report played over and over. At first, I was incensed. How dare she say that America is to blame for this atrocity? To blame us for her sons’ brutality. And …

Beyond Boston & Oklahoma – Covering Catastrophic Medical Charges

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    Today, Moore, Oklahoma residents face massive death and destruction after a tornado of epic proportions ripped through this southern town. Nine o’clock counts reflect fifty-seven dead and countless injuries. In the days following last month’s Boston bombings, people began thinking about the victims’ medical bills and about their ability to meet the astronomical fees. Boston, itself, and individuals …

To Boston, Bostonians, and a Bereaved World

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You don’t know me, but I love you. My arms are reaching out to wrap you in a warm, tight embrace. There are no words. No words that will help, and yet I am compelled to tell you that, absurd as it sounds, someday it will be okay, if you keep choosing healing, keep fitting the pieces of your own …