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dori-hartley's picture
Sep.06.2011
...And right before my eyes, I watched the plane in question fly directly into the North Tower, at 1 WTC. The shock was so overwhelming that by the time the second plane hit the South Tower only a few minutes later, it was apparent that, whether we could wrap our brains around it or not -- life...
george-witte's picture
Sep.06.2011
On the train the other day, I noted a stray backpack on the seat across from me, looking rather like the backpack in the paranoia-inducing "If You See Something, Say Something" posters that adorn New Jersey Transit and PATH trains. There I sat, pretending to read Timothy Donnelly's exemplary...
alice-shapiro's picture
Sep.06.2011
I was born in New York and lived there most of my life. In April 2001 I moved to Georgia to stay with my sister while I waited for my NY house to be sold. Six months later we watched the Twin Towers collapse over the TV. I had mixed feelings about not being there. On the one hand I was grateful to...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.06.2011
Is chronicling of history voyeuristic? Is a show of 9/11 relics to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy a chronicle or exhibitionistic? I find it disturbing, for history is not merely a static event. The 9/11 Museum and Memorial at Hangar 17 at JFK International Airport houses the...
mark-grayson's picture
Sep.03.2011
     I for one don't plan on re-living the tragedy of 9/11 on the 10 year anniversary. I've got better things to do...like figure out how I'm going to survive the next recession.      A few days ago everyone was up in arms because someone bottled a wine and...
george-witte's picture
Aug.30.2011
With today's publication of Dick Cheney's In My Time, and the forthcoming events planned to recognize the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, I find myself thinking about this past decade and how so many of our civil bonds have frayed or split, some of them perhaps beyond repair. Here's a...
jay-feldman's picture
Aug.29.2011
On the night of April 4, 1918, nearly a year to the day that the United States entered World War I, Robert Paul Prager, a 30-year-old German immigrant, and by some accounts a radical socialist, was lynched by a mob of "patriots" outside Collinsville, Ill., a small market center and coal-mining town...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Aug.26.2011
  I was a Christian before 9/11, but looking back I realize my faith was weak. 9/11 occurred during a very tumultuous time. My ex-wife recently took my daughter out of state, which left me distraught. I broke up with another woman I planned to marry. I lost my job as a columnist for the old...
srisuda-hongthai's picture
Aug.02.2011
We are fast approaching the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and aside from wondering how it almost seems like yesterday, there is another train of thoughts that runs though my mind.  I wonder how many people's religion changed on that day?  Or maybe it is better to ask, how...
susan-hagen's picture
Jul.29.2011
We were strangers when we met, but after sharing ten years in the orbit of a post-9/11 world, I realized this week how deeply the 30 women we interviewed for our book have come to live in my heart.  Twenty-two of them gathered on Monday at the World Trade Center site, now forever known as Ground...