Boston Marathon

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Doug White was a runner.

He ran 43 straight Boston Marathons and the last 44 Caesar Rodney Half-Marathons.

And he was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

This week he died at the age of 74.

Dave Pie, co-founder of the Pike Creek Valley Running Club, remembered not as much for his running as for his generosity and enjoyment of life.

He said, “God put him on this earth to make people laugh.”

Don Rush

The bombing of the Boston Marathon shook the nation even with its quick conclusion as two suspects were apprehended within five days of the explosions. Now, the nation begins the process of healing.  Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on where to look for comfort in these troubled times.