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Hey terrorist(s), tomorrow Boston is back to business!

The author teaches Organizational Communication at Northeastern and is editor of the Global Business Hub blog on Boston.com. He wrote this piece as a form of collective catharsis in response to the emotional roller coaster of the bombing.

Just before the bombs went off...

Just before the bombs went off the younger brother with the white hat; ran by me coming from the Dartmouth st. direction headed up toward Harcourt st.

My Friend Barry and I had...

My Friend Barry and I had just taken in the Red Sox walk off 9th inning win and were in a great mood with the warm weather, the festival like atmosphere and the whole afternoon in front of us. I took a picture of the Berklee College of Music at 1100 Boylston at 2:47PM (three minutes before the blast) and sent it to my musically talented 14 year…

I was at work when both...

I was at work when both explosions went off - I thought it was fireworks at first but the sound was much deeper than that, and the building shook. It stopped everyone on Newbury in their tracks. I could see people running back down Exeter, away from Boylston. We quickly locked up and left. I walked home to Davis Square because I was nervous about…

In the midst of all the...

In the midst of all the chaos, I witnessed the beauty of the people in this city. Consoling hugs, borrowed cell phones, people giving clothes off their backs to cold and scared runners. I saw comfort and love and strength. The people in this city, and the law enforcement involved, are unbelievable. For being in such a scary situation, it didn't…

Saw the first explosion happen; ran...

Saw the first explosion happen; ran back towards the Pru and in transit heard the second explosion.

I live in the South End...

I live in the South End and my parents were up visiting from Connecticut. We had just gotten to the corner of Boylston and Hereford st after walking over from Fenway Park where we went to the Red Sox game. My parents were excited as this was their first time being Boston Marathon spectators, naturally we were taking lots of pictures. I was bringing…

Awaiting a friend from the wave...

Awaiting a friend from the wave 3 start who finished at 2:47pm and I missed him walk by me. I had finished earlier from wave 1. So very sad and senseless.

We were celebrating with my buddy...

We were celebrating with my buddy after he ran the marathon at Legal Seafood, a tradition of his. As we were taking our first sips of our drinks, the building shook. At first we thought it was a bit odd, but speculated that it may have been simply a delivery truck hitting a loading dock too hard.

A few seconds later the building shook even…

After the first blast I walked...

After the first blast I walked out onto the balcony of the 5th floor of the office space we were having a marathon party at. Then within seconds the second bomb went off. The bomb blast went up it looked about 3 stories and out onto the street it seemed. I then saw what seemed like a dozen people down and one big heavy set guy in a sitting position…