National Suicide Prevention Week, September 11th, and A Fleeting Animal

This week, September 6-12, is National Suicide Prevention Week. Yesterday was Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. This is the time. Get educated. Learn the warning signs. Be aware of the risk factors. Suicide affects so many people in this country, and it is so preventable. Now is the time to help someone, or to get help […]

The Aftermath of Terror

For many people on this day 13 years ago, terror reigned supreme; for many of them it also ended that day.  Lives were cut short in a terrible, fearsome way, and the United States of America suddenly got to deal with a reality that much of the rest of the world lives with on a […]

Future National Holiday

Today is not a national holiday, but there is no doubt in my mind that eventually it will be.  Okay, well maybe not a holiday-holiday, like Christmas and Labor Day, but at the very least a national day of remembrance.  You know, like Pearl Harbor Day.  And it won’t happen anytime soon either.  Do you […]

10 Years Later

Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001.  Last year, when I was very new to blogging, I wrote a little bit about my recollections of that day, and some reflections on what it meant to me.  Today, I want to talk a little bit about moving forward. My […]

9 Years Ago Today

I woke up as usual and took the metro to downtown Washington, DC, ready to start my day at Chorus America.  It was a fairly quiet Tuesday morning.  My roommates were on their honeymoon in Canada, so I had the house to myself and I felt pretty relaxed.  The first I heard that anything was […]