We all do what we can to get through a week like last week. Boston Poet Nick Flynn was asked to write a poem on the day of the bombing and he did. He reads "Marathon" as well as another poem of his, "Cartoon Physics 1."
Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, performed by Yo-Yo Ma during "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" in Boston.
Aglaya Glebova, a Russian-American graduate student, marched in Moscow last December and wrote that elections for Vladimir Putin and the parliament were rigged. She tells Dick that fellow demonstrators have been arrested and the protest movement is flagging.
Iraqis went to the polls 6 weeks ago, expecting to choose a new government, but it hasn't actually worked out that way. Ahmed Fadaam noticed that people on the street were doing something curious with the campaign posters.