Today is the 13th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, more commonly known as 9-11.
I was in my home office, making calls and trying to get a little jog in on the treadmill. I had the news on and watched the confusion of the news anchors as they tried to process what was being, most probably, shouted into their ear pieces. The images of the twin towers and the planes flashed again and again across the screen.
Then the channel actually went dead for a short time.
I thought that their building must have also been hit. I had no idea how far reaching this attack was or what we needed to do about it.
So I sat in my office and waited.
For a short time, while the emotions were so raw, we shifted our priorities to focus on what really mattered. Congress learned very quickly to agree and move. Former adversaries were now able to link arms together and side by side face a common enemy. National pride and allegiance were again the norm and people vehemently defended Americans everywhere.
We hugged our children a little longer and tighter when they reached our doorstep.
Of course, now history has rewritten itself over and over. Continue reading Mork from Ork