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

A Year of Anniversaries

They say that the worst thing after a big life event, whether positive or negative, is the year that follows. It's a year of anniversaries, because you remember how different life was a year ago before the big event....more


 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'm Not Writing About September 11

 For the past few months, I had been planning to write in honor of the anniversary of September 11. I even physically scheduled it on my calendar....more

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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