15 years ago, September 11th started out like any other day. Children were on their way to school, people were on their way to work, and errands were being run; life was simply going through its daily motions – nothing ordinary, so we thought.15 years ago, September 11th also became the day that shook our country to the core and forever changed the way we looked at the world. Our lives would never be the same.
First, thanks for the responses, comments, and helpful feedback on my last post. As a mini-update, I haven’t done anything. I was about to send an email to my boss on Friday afternoon but thought better of it and decided to sleep on it. . . .
Setting goals is essential for achieving great things – it’s what keeps us going, gives us drive, and motivates us. Once your goals are clearly defined (and preferably written down), you can start moving forward with a clearer focus on what needs to be done. But it’s important that your goals aren’t vague – setting S.M.A.R.T goals is essential.
Before 9/11, there was just a date on the calendar between the 10th and the 12th which never made me shutter. There was 9-1-1, but not 9/11. It’s like B.C. and A.D. There was life before and life afterward and in the middle, for a day, my city stood still, I held my breath and my heart beat double the speed.
Some thoughts on Mad Men from Reid's Reader: Central character is a self-confident and, of course, devious advertising executive called Don Draper (I will not trouble you with the actors’ names). He has a blonde beauty-queen wife in the suburbs as well as two cute kids and a shady past. We learn early on that he has both re-made and re-named himself to hide his embarrassing and humble origins. . . .
From Chronicles: On Wednesday night Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke at the same prime-time television event for the first time. The “forum” was not a debate; the candidates appeared back-to-back, answering Matt Lauer’s questions about their qualities and qualifications to be commander-in-chief. He let Clinton—who appeared first—speak without disruption, but repeatedly interrupted Trump. . . .
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