Some hope, amid this merry-go-round of cow dung
Boston reminded me that unity, or purpose and hope, are much preferred to division and fear.
Boston Marathon runners, pictured in 2014. For four-and-a-half hours—despite those miles underfoot—it was a blessed escape to see thousands of different people from a multitude of backgrounds working to achieve the same goal: conquering the Boston Marathon, writes Tim Powers. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/JD