Monthly Archives: April 2013

Terror At The Finish Line

The annual Boston Marathon is celebrated on the third Monday of April which is the Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. The marathon is known to be the world’s oldest running annual marathon and according to Wikipedia, it ranks as one of the world’s best known road racing events and also one of the six World Marathon Majors.

News reports say that the race started with a 26 seconds of silence to honor the victims of the San Hook Elementary School shooting. Many are ecstatic to participate in the annual marathon including spectators themselves but the 117th edition of the mass participation Boston Marathon was marred by bomb explosions just several meters from the finish line. There were at least two explosions that happened only seconds apart which leaves three people dead and more than 150 wounded or injured.

The bombing in Boston Marathon which is usually a family event and gathering unexpectedly turns into a bloody scene of destruction as human flesh and bloods are scattered around the twin bomb explosions that eventually became a terror at the finish line. Reports said, at least 3 people were killed including an eight year old boy who is cheering for his father who joined the marathon. More to it that his younger sister was severely injured with leg injuries and his mother was treated with head injuries related to the explosions.

The Boston Marathon Bombings, I would say, is a senseless act of terrorism and cowardice as it involved the loss of life of an innocent child and several clueless children got injured. And no matter how big, how deep and serious that resentment may be, it is not just justifiable when you recklessly involve the life of the innocent little angels.

NB: This has been posted in two of my blogs and in the one owned by my wife. The image is from wikimedia commons.

Your Summer Vacation Destination

Going on a vacation is one of the activities being looked forward to. Be it in summer or just about any time where you have ample time to squander alone or with some friends and family. For most outdoor people who love nature, a picturesque view of the endless horizon, a walk on the shore, their most common vacation destination is the beach. One may laze around under the cool shade of palms or sway along with the breeze on a hanging couch that is made of woven abaca fiber.

Some backpackers carry along with them their own hammocks that whenever the night falls on them, they just simply find some trunks usually with low lying branches to anchor the hanging couch and Viola! And you can now rest that sleepy head. Just make sure the place where you are going to hang your hammock is not the lair of the wild packs like the lions and hyenas or the habitat of the slithering anacondas or else you are just serving them the feast on a hanging couch.

Travelling light is also an advantage since it allows you to move around with ease. Don’t forget to include these things in your pack like a flashlight, small medical kit, water purifying tablets comes in handy when you are trekking in the mountain and of course a multi-tool utility knife.