“Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember I have the duty to reject despair.” – Elie WieselRead more "September 11th – The Remains of the Darkest Day, Part III"
The modern marvels of construction otherwise known as the Twin Towers were built and promoted on the premise that nothing in the known Universe could ever take them down or cause them to fall. If one approached any given New Yorker between 1973, the year of their construction and September 10th, 2001 and said to them “The Twin Towers will eventually fall.”, you would have abruptly been told that was simply impossible or you had a nut loose (aka you were certifiably insane) .
But that all changed on a morning in mid-September in 2001.Read more "September 11th – The Remains of the Darkest Day, Part II"
Time has its advantages. When not too much of it had passed following that mid-September day back in 2001, my mind was able to go over those darkest of times in small pieces and only from the perspective of knee jerk reactions, as if re-living each moment of crisis as they had previously occurred. But […]Read more "September 11th – The Remains of the Darkest Day, Part I"
Originally written on the 10th Anniversary of the 9-11 Attacks in September of 2011. Despite living at the top of a 6 floor walk-up, along with the floors of that particular run down place in Manhattan’s Lower East Side looking like a distant cousin to the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the carnival (they were THAT uneven), […]Read more "September 11th – My First 36 Minutes"