Saturday, September 11, 2021


For the day, I'll suspend a Sophie / Shep post. 

It felt weird not to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11, so while initially I fought the post, I finally leaned into it. Kind of. 

I have zero new to say about it. I have no new insight. 

What I can't find are the photos I took three weeks after the event, when I was in NYC. Maybe they're on a jump drive somewhere - or somewhere on my old laptop. 

I can count on one finger the times I've just reposted something, so this won't be that. But it will be a retrospective. 

Below are links to some of my 9/11 posts - be it the actual day/anniversary, visits to memorial sites, etc.......but mostly just the first two. 

I don't think they'll be in any order - not even chronological. Just stuff for you to read, should you want to........or not.  But it's 9/11.  Not to read my stuff is kind of disrespecting the victims.....and the terrorists win.    .........but that's on you. 

Possibly my best 9/11 post. It's 10 years old. It's 10 years out from the original date. 

No. Maybe this one is better, from five year anniversary

Ramblings after a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Site. A visit. There have been multiple. 

A slight bit of levity ?

Memorial Visits
This place is still haunted for me, but I oddly love going there. 

I've been once. Never a need again.

The memorial wasn't completely finished on our visit. I would like to go back at some point. 

It was our final memorial visit. I got in trouble. 

I've said a number of times in some of those above posts that 'this is my last 9/11 post'. Clearly, I lied. But THIS time, it'll stick.  Maybe I'll be around for the 30th, perhaps not. But even if I am - that would be another decade of blogging. I'm not sure I'll have that in me. 

....and yes. That's what she said. 

Song by: John Lennon


James Dwight Williamson said...

Pearl Harbor 2,335. 9-11 2,996 Maybe it’s because we were attacked on American Continental Soil. I had friends working For Kantor Fitzgerald. No one will ever stop a suicide bomber , whether they are in a car or plane or outside an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Or a Kamikaze in the Pacific. Your tributes are excellent!

CALVIN said...

Great Post! Next week, double the Sophie & Shep snaps.