I’ve got that 9/11 feeling again.

I’m feeling that sick-in-the-stomach feeling after today’s explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
As of this time nobody has claimed responsibility, and I have not heard any credible sources about who is being blamed.

All that I know is that a quote from Mr. Rogers is being spread among my Facebook friends, about good people rushing to the source of bad scenes. The video on TV shows that. That’s good. It’s also, in a way, disturbing. People were running in the direction–the same direction–where the secondary explosion was set off. So, are there lessons to be learned, in hindsight? Certainly. Make sure of your own safety so you don’t become a victim. A dead or injured person has less of a chance of becoming a hero. But, somehow, I doubt that the nurses and first responders who rushed to where the wounded were, would do anything but rush in to help. Perhaps that should be the most comforting thing to me.

I suppose we live in a country where our guard should always be up. But, I don’t want to live that way. I’m under a lot of pressure from ordinary obligations and expectations. I don’t need to be a victim of terrorism–even from afar.

But, still, I’ve got that uneasy feeling. It’s like 9/11 again.


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Rita F Rich, Principal, Flatlands Avenue Productions, LLC.

Rita Rich is a Washington DC area based communications expert, specializing in online and over-the-air radio and audio production and talent coaching as well as public affairs and corporate communications. She's a podcaster and coaches others to podcast. Rita is looking for opportunities to promote American-made products and services. She is often called upon to get the American Red Cross story on national radio airways and is a business partner Debra Grobman from Los Angeles and New York City. Collectively they create news and talk programs that spotlight the American workforce and Made in America and are highlighting brand Made-In-Canada. Rita and her business partner Debra Grobman are co-founders of Flatlands Avenue Productions, LLC, which specializes in storytelling​ platforms such as podcasting. www.flatlandsavellc.com

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