I visited the 9/11 memorial this summer. Finally. It took a long time for me to feel “ready” to see this place after such tragedy in my beloved city. Instead of writing about it in words, I will share photos of what I saw. It was a quiet place, with the exception of the rushing water into the North and South pools. I hope to share that atmosphere with you.
Ten years ago. TEN. Blue skies. Slightly crisp air. A normal day. At home, on hold for a tri-regional conference call with the TV on. News reports a plane hit the towers. I saw and thought, immediately, that is NOT an accident. When you’re from New York, you know that you can’t hit the towers or any other building by accident. You typically fly up one of the rivers, high above the city, but close enough that you can easily identify the towering buildings. But no, you can’t accidentally hit one. Not possible.
Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq are gearing up for their 30 mosque Ramadan Roadtrip 2011 – their plan is to visit Alaska, Hawaii and the other states that the missed on the first trip. 30 mosques, 30 states, 30 days – all during Ramadan in the month of August. Knowing these guys as I do, […]
I have spoken with many people this past year who have not been able to afford to attend the national NAFSA conference in Vancouver, or the Forum on Education Abroad’s gathering that recently took place in Boston.
Steve Moore and I spoke about his perspective on the bin Laden killing and Steve’s time in the FBI as a SWAT operator with sniper certification, Supervisor of Al-Quaeda investigations for the LA field office and as a case agent for bombing of the US consulate in Karachi.
This is a tough post for me to write. It is nearly impossible to imagine that it has been a decade since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
I had the pleasure of participating in a radio interview with Arnd Wächter and Dr. David Owusu-Ansah on Tom Graham’s “Virginia Insight”show.
Some people are put on this planet to be heard. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is one of those people. I am left wondering, “If we could only figure out a way to channel his generous and informed energy, I think we’d be able to solve some of the world’s energy issues!”