The First Tuesday

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 16 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

A collection of random thoughts I’ve had throughout the day:

Today is the first Tuesday to fall on September 11th since 9/11/2001.

It’s interesting to see where we are six years later and to see how people feel about things…or don’t feel about things, as the case may be.

I was thinking to day that the only connection I actually have to 9/11 is the fact that it happened to in my country.

I don’t actually know anyone who died in the September 11th attacks.

I wonder what the web looks like for people affected by September 11th? Calling the 2,974 people who died point “degree zero”, how many degrees would it take to touch every single person in the world?

I’m also wondering how bad it could have been? “According to the 9/11 Commission, between 16,400 and 18,800 civilians were in the World Trade Center complex at the time of the attacks” [1]. It’s pretty amazing that so many people were able to be evacuate the buildings before they collapsed.

Bill Stephens, director of The Annex at Boulder First Presbyterian, made an interesting comment tonight. Someone who was twelve when 9/11 happened would be starting college this year. Imagine what they might be feeling now if they lost a mom or dad in the attacks?