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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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Beverly Eckert’s meditations on terror and terrorists

I have blogged on No truer hearts about some of Beverly’s thoughts about Osama bin Laden and his 9/11 minions.

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The end of bin Laden as seen by writers in the New Yorker

Some of the best reporting on Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and the US struggles against them have appeared on the pages of The New Yorker. Staff writer Lawrence Wright has written articles for the magazine, as well as the essential … Continue reading

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What would Beverly say on this momentous day?

I would not presume to know exactly how Beverly Eckert would have reacted to the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed. But I do know she would have wholeheartedly endorsed the sentiments of Barack Obama regarding how America … Continue reading

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The death of Osama Bin Laden: A watershed in post-9/11 America

My normal routine of late has been to retire for the day around 9:30 or 10 p.m. This past evening I tended to my daughter, tired after an Ultimate Frisbee tournament over the weekend, and together we watched some of … Continue reading

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A place to browse and read quality longform non-fiction

I’m getting a kick out of being able to look over the shoulders of famous members of the Twitterati (like Gene Weingarten) to see who they are following. Gene has his serious side, having written a number of amazing in-depth … Continue reading

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