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mara-buck's picture
Sep.11.2009
Smoke spirals four hundred miles away.I smell death through the television.No skills to medicate,no strong arms nora stronger heartto attack the carnage.I draw.I am an artist.It is all I can do.It will never be enough. I make yellow linesfor souls ascending.Not enough.Not fast enough.With enough...
rosemary-dibattista's picture
Sep.11.2009
It’s a gray and rainy day here in New Jersey, making this year’s anniversary of  9/11 a particularly poignant one. Today was only my third day back at school; after the morning announcements our chorus sang a lovely rendition of “America the Beautiful.” As their young and hopeful voices filled the...
edmund-jenks's picture
Sep.11.2009
  President Obama, the First Lady and White House staff observe a moment of silence. Image Credit: White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy, 9/11/09Obama's Socialist Re-Branding Of 9/11 Remembrance On the morning of September 11, 2001, four passenger jets were hijacked by islamo-fascist terrorists in...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Sep.10.2009
So here it is, 2009. It is not a Tuesday with the clearest warm and welcoming sky. I woke up and listened to the AM radio. I heard there was a fire. I called my friend, tried to tell her to get out. I never reached her, but she got out. Most of the people I know did get out and a few did not. Of...
john-braun's picture
Sep.10.2009
As part of Project 2,996, I have the distinct honor, today, of remembering two people who share little more than two things in common: that they worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and that they never made it out of the towers on September 11, 2001. Those men are Aleksandr Ivantsov and Matthew Picerno;...
john-braun's picture
Sep.09.2009
Holy crap, it's 9/9/09! Do you know what that means? Absolutely nothing really. I'm kidding!! Seriously, how often do numbers line up like that?? Every year for the first 12 years of a century? Oh. But..well, these are NINES! How cool??? NINES! Three of them!! Isn't that..wait a second..ten years...
sharen-ford's picture
Sep.08.2009
Do you have a recurring date in your life – a specific month, or even a particular day within that month, when things just seem to happen? I’m asking because, whether it be coincidence or that mysterious intangible called destiny, I have experienced that phenomenon so regularly that it inspired my...
john-braun's picture
Sep.08.2009
As the furor goes on over Obama talking to kids in school, we return from Labor Day weekend and say good-bye to another summer (unofficially, of course). A lot has happened over the last week or so, the school speech not being the least significant among them. So what's the big deal? Well, a bunch...
aberjhani's picture
Sep.01.2009
Before the hours of insanity and annihilation that changed world history on September 11, 2001, the month of September was noted by members of my family primarily as the birth month for at least a half dozen individuals. It remained, of course, their month after 9/11, but the shadow of that event...
john-braun's picture
Jul.14.2009
I heard a very disturbing bit of news this morning. It seems the United States is going to do away with the color-coded threat level alert system that was established in the days after 9-11. Now, this is, once again, Obama harming our country. Why? Simple. I heard from somebody, who knows someone...