Category Archives: memorial

Sixteen years ago, part II

I’m sitting here watching a documentary on the History Channel about 9/11/2001, and wondering why on earth I do this to myself – why do I insist on picking the scab? But I have to. Survivor’s guilt, maybe? I’m fine; … Continue reading

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Sixteen years

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Sandy Hook happened

Please don’t watch NBC tonight. Please. If you haven’t heard, as I wish I hadn’t, the new host of whatever news magazine they air on Sunday nights (I’m not looking it up) is debuting an interview with a … person … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

In 2004, I wasn’t very interested in politics. I’m still not, I should add, but then? Much less so. But I watched the speeches and other events out of duty. It only makes sense to be informed – to, dare … Continue reading

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God speed, John Glenn

I HATE THIS YEAR. I hate it more than I ever thought possible. There have been a lot of years of late for which December 31 came with a vicious Good riddance – but this? I would cheerfully burn the … Continue reading

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15 years ago this morning

Can Sept. 11 ever be just another day? No, and we shouldn’t let it.

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30 years ago today

Thirty years…  And I still can’t watch the footage, or look at the images of the vapor trails without flinching. Thirty years.   mission specialist Ellison S. Onizuka Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis Mission … Continue reading

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Fourteen years

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“Robin Williams can’t be dead.”

I’m far from the only one feeling that way. (CNN) — Most of the shock that resounds after hearing that Robin Williams died Monday comes from its utter implausibility. How could Robin Williams, of all people, just stop breathing, moving … Continue reading

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Breaking news is never good…

Well, sometimes it is, but then I get a little annoyed – you broke into whatever I was watching to tell me that? Tonight they broke into Jeopardy, which resulted in, first, a flash of irritation (for obvious reasons), and … Continue reading

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