World Trade Center attacks

9/11 memorial and Iraq war survivor

What I learned from 9/11

Thirteen years ago, I stood in a courtyard on New York’s Lower East Side.  I was pregnant and watching my son line up with other kindergarten boys and enter the school he might have attended...

Life in smoke and ash

Life unfolded in a mist of receding ash and dust. The smoke altered with the shifting winds. It curled around divorces, addiction relapses, arguments, and loving acts. The EPA said the air was...