We Will Never Forget

9/11 And The Field Of Dreams

We lay snuggling in my bed, our nightly ritual after bathing, putting on jammies, reading and discussing the school day. I’d put her brother to bed a few minutes before her, then we snuggled in under the big comforter and she picked a subject for us to discuss – another ritual. The sky is the limit, and the only caveat is time: ten minutes to be exact. Then I put her into bed with a kiss and an ‘I love you’ and a promise to meet up with her in my dreams that night. The night before we’d decided to meet in Egypt, to see the pyramids together....more
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Best Picture Dinners: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is not a movie that lends itself to thoughts of a meal. It is a film infused with the images and emotional reminders of what was, for so many, and for the boy at the heart of the film, The Worst Day. But here's the thing of it: when there's emotional upheaval, food can provide comfort. And that's how I decided to design this meal: comfort, inspired mostly by the film, but also by the lives lost that day....more

In Memory of 9/11

As you are well aware, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America took place this past September 11th.  Like most, I sat idol and watched the children, no older than my own, read their daddy’s names aloud, and proud, in memory....more

Running & Remembering 9/11 in D.C.

The moment I found out ...more

Remembering Sept.12 - Sept. 10

People across the country gathered both in person and online yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, and remind people that we'll 'never forget.'I'd prefer to 'never forget' on the other 364 days of the year, because well, I can't.Every day going through the tunnel on my way to work in Manhattan, I  get just a little anxious when the train stops for an extended period of time while we're underwater....more

Making Things Better - Thoughts on 9/11

In the midst of the Vietnam War, a fictional young couple had a decision to make: Should they start a family and bring an innocent life into a world that seemed corrupt with violence?  The dilemma of Mike and Gloria was a recurring theme of the early 70′s TV show, “All in the Family.” In 1974 it was a particularly relevant theme for us since it raised doubts about starting a family of our own....more

A Typical 9/11 Anniversary Post


10 Years - We Have Not Forgotten

Like so many, I remember exactly what I was doing 10 years ago during the World Trade Center attack. At that time I was living in my hometown of Dearborn, MI. I was busily on my way to work, listening to the radio when the DJ cut into the programming and made the announcement that one of the Trade Center buildings was on fire....more