I’m an unabashed Anglophile; from Monty Python to Masterpiece Theater.  As with most people, I’m appalled by what happened in Manchester, on Monday May 22nd, 2017.  

    I live in Tucson, Arizona, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York and lived through 9/11.  Almost sixteen years later, and with many more internet advances, I remember people looking for the missing.  In 2001, it was in Union Square Park in Manhattan.  Today, with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, (I’ve probably left some out).  The images of the missing are everywhere.  There were many more victims of 9/11, but one is one too many.

    I remember the spirit of New York and another city close to my heart, Boston, Massachusetts, after the Boston Marathon bombing four years ago.  (I lived in Boston and married a Bostonian).  I remember the grit of the people, Boston Red Sox players visiting the injured on their sometimes long roads to recovery.  

    I won’t mention the name of the Manchester bomber. A ballroom dancer, who lost a leg in the Boston bombing put it best.  “He didn’t bother to learn my name before he blew me up, so why should I bother to learn his.”  

    I admired the speakers outside Manchester City Hall, speaking to a grieving, but gritty city.  Of course kudos to Paula Robinson, the Angel of Manchester.  Why some people run from danger and some run towards it to save others.  

    Manchester, this Yank stands with you!


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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