For many of us, the terrorist bombing in Boston yesterday brought back memories of September 11, 2001.
This morning before I boarded an airplane, I had to remove my shoes and coat, put my laptop, Kindle and mobile phone into plastic tubs along with my quart-sized zip-lock bag that contained a minimal amount of liquids I need to carry with me on this trip.
That is the price we now pay to feel safe when flying.
But how can we as a society ever feel safe when we're out in the open? How can we feel safe when we're inside a baseball park or wandering a shopping mall or standing on the street watching a marathon?
I don't know either.
But I do know, I refuse to be scared. I refuse to live my life sheltered by threats from outside forces like crazy Korean Dictators or cowardly terrorist hiding in the shadows.
Today, I will not be scared!