Monday, September 11, 2006


Though I don't care much about the bi-partisan political debate that has unfolded as a result of 9/11, I do join everyone else in remembering that historical day.

I was on my way from my house (then in the far NW of Vegas) to my office (then at Canyon Ridge). I stopped off for a cup of coffee at the Starbucks in the Santa Fe Station. I noticed everyone was gathered around a TV at the bar in the casino, which was odd for such an early hour. I walked over and watched, just as the TV showed the second plane hit the WTC.

I had lived less than an hour drive from the WTC on Long Island just a couple of years before that, which added to the impact of what I saw. I remember that my plans for the day, and even for that week, instantly changed in that moment. Though I didn't lose a loved one on that day, like many people did, I learned that history is subject to sudden unexpected changes of course. It will always be one of the defining moments of my life.


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