An early start, I know, but I was thinking about this a lot today. Where were you on 9/11? How much do you remember? Has the passage of time changed your perspectives or thoughts? I'm interested in reading people's thoughts.
I remembed more than I thought I would. Perhaps fitting for a discussion on this forum, I was driving to work listening to talk radio -- Howard Stern. They mentioned an innocent-sounding story about a plane hitting the WTC, and it didn't seem like a big deal. I'm guessing because they didn't have the immediate details, they assumed it was a wayward Sessna, and made a few jokes about it. It quickly became clear that something bigger had happened, and Howard switched modes on a dime. Several of his regulars who were near GZ called in with varying expressions of shock, rage, and fear.
When arriving at work, I thought about what to say to my classes that day. I ended up saying nothing, because I had nothing. After telling the class this so that they didn't think me callous, I plowed onward with the day's scheduled lecture. The rest of the day, I pretty much gorged myself on TV news coverage until I couldn't keep my eyes open.
What are your thoughts?
(At the risk of being called a net nann-dude, can we please keep politics out of this thread? Apologies to Michael and the forum if I am out of line in making this request.)