Tag: 9/11

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Peace

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Peace
It was a day just like today. I will never forget where I was; sitting in a dentist’s chair, unaware that Americans were dying in New York City. When I emerged from that appointment,┬áthe world had changed. It is still painful to rewatch the archived footage. Recall the horror. Remember what happened on that bright,... Read more »

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Tolerance

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Tolerance
It was a day just like today. I will never forget where I was; sitting in a dentist’s chair, unaware that Americans were dying in New York City. When I emerged from that appointment,┬áthe world had changed. It is still painful to rewatch the archived footage. Recall the horror. Remember what happened on the bright,... Read more »

On the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, The World Remembers

On the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, The World Remembers
This year’s incoming high school freshman were born a year after 9/11. Their knowledge of our country’s tragedy will come from textbooks and lectures. But I will never forget how that day smelled, felt, and sounded. Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, I was driving to a dentist’s appointment. Windows down, radio blaring. A... Read more »
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9/11 - Redefining Its Tragedy with Tolerance

9/11 - Redefining Its Tragedy with Tolerance
Fourteen years ago today, I sat in a dentist’s chair. An hour later, I walked out into a crisp, cloudless September morning and a world I did not recognize. Today, I still feel a disconnect concerning 9/11. On one hand, I long to observe it in a meaningful way. On the other hand, I am... Read more »