Author Archives: anthonytoth

Literary late bloomers: a club I’d like to join, Part 1 — My shallow youth

I had never been accused of being a prodigy-of-letters, blazing across the literary firmament, my brilliant prose eliciting gasps of wonder and awe from critics and the public at large. Mmmmmno.. There were days back in my shallow youth, though, … Continue reading

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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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