Ten Years

This article is an epilogue to a series discussing the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. My story of 9/11 is much like many other peoples': another story of people at work, punched in the stomach by horrible intent, scared but finding solidarity among their friends and colleagues. But this story is one of separation. Each of … Continue reading Ten Years

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Missing the Last Train Home

This is the fifth and concluding article in a series to discuss the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. Ask Ceil will resume next week. Last night--early this morning, actually--we were trying to get work done, to read, to get some sleep. We had missed the last train back home, and the three of us stayed in … Continue reading Missing the Last Train Home

Nonstory

Editor's note: This is the fourth article in a series that will run this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. This isn't a story about 9/11. This is a story of the story of 9/11. My story. We all have our stories about it. Where we were, how we heard, who we knew … Continue reading Nonstory

Remembering 9/11…Even if You Don’t Remember It

Editor's note: This is the third article in a series that will run this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, I was a student teacher in an inner-city school in Phoenix, Arizona. We started most days with a little writing activity (similar to the freewriting I've mentioned … Continue reading Remembering 9/11…Even if You Don’t Remember It

Ten Years Later: Still Telling Our Stories

Editor's note: This is the second article in a series that will run this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I drank my wine as I told the story of how I was listening to the radio as I was getting dressed that day. Someone inside the World Trade Center had called the … Continue reading Ten Years Later: Still Telling Our Stories

When the World Changed

Editor's note: This is the first article in a series that will run this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The world changed at 9:03 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. That's when, on a Tuesday morning nearly a decade ago, United flight 175 flew into the north tower. The radio in the car had … Continue reading When the World Changed