by Terry James
I received a phone call from my friend Chris in New York City the other night and there was incredulity in the distinctive NYC brogue while he talked. A subway train conductor, he was flabbergasted over the number of police personnel combing the subway and other places in the great city on the Hudson.
When a New Yorker who sees as much as a subway conductor sees every day gets excited over something, it is best to pay attention. The intensive concern of the authorities was, he and I surmised, over the attempted bombing in Times Square. Rather than easing as the present moved farther from the moment of the discovery of the loaded vehicle, the anxiety and effort to find…we don’t know what…is increasing everywhere my friend looks.