Terrorism. Here.

I was up at 3 a.m. as usual and trying to think up an interesting blog post. I had the BBC on the radio when I heard “A Somali-born US teenager is arrested in the state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.”

This was in Portland.  I drove by the Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square Thursday with family members. I drove by his site Friday, en route to a meeting with lawmakers to talk about post-secondary education governance. We had sandwiches. A couple of blocks away, someone planned a terrorist strike.

This is the world we live in.

Holy hell….


About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on November 27, 2010, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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