Top of Mind Thursday April 17, 2014: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

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This week the city of Boston commemorated the one year anniversary of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing.

Leverage2Market LogoA year later, the healing continues. The injured are recovering and moving forward with drastically changed lives.  Over 36,000 runners and a million spectators are expected for next Monday’s running of the Marathon.

The terrorists in this case are no longer a danger to the public. Yet in the last few weeks alone we saw multiple incidents of violence: a shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas, stabbings at a high school near Pittsburgh, a white supremacist killing people at Jewish centers in Kansas City.

The efforts to eliminate violence and hatred are ongoing. Boston is strong; the rest of us need to have the strength to fight back against this kind of craziness. That means increased security, but it also means taking back our cities and streets to run our lives as we see fit.

This won’t happen quickly. It’s not a sprint to the finish–it’s a marathon.

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