Reflection

 It seems a sad state of society that each generation must face an event that burns an everlasting memory into the psyche. Where were you the day of innocence lost?December 7, 1941: “ A date which will live in infamy.” November 23, 1963: The world watched a little boy salute his father’s coffin. September 11, 2001: “Terrorism against our nation will not stand.”...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

Remembering, for Humanity and Peace...

This day of remembrance is not about me. It is about the people who were victims of the attacks on 9/11, their families, and the rescuers. It is a day for remembering that terrible things can happen to anyone, at any time. It is a day to remember that no one is invincible to acts of hatred and intolerance. It is a day to remember that there is good and bad in humanity. ...more

A Day Not Soon Forgotten

On September 10, 2001, my father called, upset. The trucking company that he was working for had decided against letting him dead head (drive without a trailer) home for his birthday and had instead assigned him to drive into New York City to pick up a trailer there....more

I was there on 9/11

I'm Not Writing About September 11

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I'm Not Special

I've known for a while now that I would have to write this post, but I have been prolonging it as much as possible. Why? Apart from the obvious subject, it has stemmed from a recent conversation that made me feel like a completely selfish and ignorant twat.I will be flying this Sunday, September 11th, 2011....more

Time Traveler

Yesterday morning my boys sat on our family room sofa, drinking their milk and wiping the sleep off their faces. My father, visiting from San Francisco, had risen early and turned on the morning news.I heard my four year old tell his older brother to Look at that! A huge plane just crashed into that building! and felt my heart drop inside me.It can't be, I thought. Not again.As I hurried across the kitchen, coffee sloshed wildly in my mug. A dog followed close behind, lapping it up....more
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Ten Years Later: How 9/11 Made me a Dad

*Today's blog is by Keith Murphy, a retired NYC Firefighter who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. He tells the story of how that day changed the trajectory of his life forever.   "Hey Joanne. Do you want to know how we got Ruby?” “Sure I do!” replied Joanne. This is how the conversation between my oldest daughter Gretchen and her bus driver began just after she started Kindergarten last year....more

9/11 - Where were you is not the question. Where were you not?

As the grim anniversary of the horrific acts of 9/11/01 approaches, I see "where were you?"posts  all around me. Not that there's anything wrong with that. People need to share, I understand that. I do. And I think that more than reading others' accounts, they need to get their stories out....more