Flight 93

Why This September 11th Is Just A Little Bit Different For Me

It’s a day to stop and think about the bravery it must have taken for first responders in lower Manhattan to watch the first tower collapse, then run up the stairs into the second tower to try to rescue survivors. I started forming the thoughts for this story a few weeks ago.  My plan was to publish it last week, but as with so many things lately, time got away from me. So, here we sit on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. In some ways, September 11th is just another […]

What I’m Thinking About On 9/11

The last 5 months have gone by incredibly fast and incredibly slow for me, if that makes sense.  So many things continue to change, and at a sustained pace I don’t recall seeing in the past.  Amidst that backdrop, I’ve been thinking about 9/11 and what it means to me and to the country as a whole. It seems impossible to me that we’re only one year away from 2 decades since the twin towers fell.  Growing up in New York, the towers were an iconic part of the skyline. […]

18 Years After 9/11

18 years ago, I didn’t have children.  Heck, I wasn’t even married yet.  Life was very different for me. And, on a quiet drive to work in the morning on September 11, 2001 I had no idea how to expect what would come next. Shortly after we realized it was real (like, really real) my employer sent us home for the day.  I don’t remember if we came back to work the next day or not.  All I really remember was sitting on my couch not being able to take […]