It’s been more than two years since Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River and passenger Ric Elias is telling his side of the story for the first time. This new TED video doesn’t go into the usual description of that day, but rather describes the kind of things one learns in the moments before the end seems near.
“The only thing that mattered in my life, was being a good dad,” he said. It’s a comment that links back directly, it seems, to this morning’s 5×8 item on the Texas Rangers pitcher who is being criticized for skipping a start to be with his wife at the birth of their child.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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