Monthly Archives: May 2011

More news and notes about literary non-fiction online

The story of how longer works of literary non-fiction are migrating from old-school printed media to new-school ones online continues to trend. David L. Ulin, book review editor of the Los Angeles Times, adds to the growing body of articles … Continue reading

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No Truer Hearts blog: a Memorial Day weekend entry

Here is a long post, quoting an email Beverly sent me a few weeks before she died. It contains a detailed description of the memorials she created for Sean.

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Deep thoughts and feelings about death and life

One of the great, great things about this digital transformation we’re going through is the amazing increase in interactivity. People can be in touch with others who are literally on the other side of the globe, in a number of … Continue reading

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The LA Times writer praises StoryCorps and authenticity and power of Beverly Eckert’s story

This article by James Rainey captures the power of the oral histories collected by StoryCorps, and the special drama and personal poignancy of Beverly Eckert’s story, before 9/11 and after.

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The 9/11 Memorial: How Beverly Eckert and other family members left their imprint

Ground Zero. It is the place where nearly three thousand people perished one September morning, and many others were injured, sickened and emotionally scarred. For the loved ones left behind, the place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade … Continue reading

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As President Obama visits Ground Zero, Beverly’s voice on NPR

These are very busy times for  Beverly Eckert’s sister, Karen Eckert. She continues to lobby US officials and members of Congress to strengthen airline safety. But last night she took the time to give me a quick heads up. She … Continue reading

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For 9/11 families, a day of painful reflection instead of high-fives and fist-pumping

At best, there was some sense of relief and vindication. But mostly, there was the return of the pain and sadness of loss. Upon learning that Osama bin Laden had been killed, those who lost a loved-one on 9/11 were … Continue reading

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