Tag Archives: September 11th 2001

September 11, 2001…Straight On Till Morning

I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live, which I feel is appropriate considering the fallen. Continue reading

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For Those Who Didn’t Come Home…September 11 2001

 Has it really been 15 years since the day that changed the world? I had just turned 47 in July, feeling vital and free, as I left my house that beautiful Tuesday morning, en route to work. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Day Of The Dead…LIVE

I have an image, where everyone I know who’s dead, are all at the same cocktail party having a grand old time. Hicks, Jack, Joyce, Nancy, Phil, my grandfather, even Auntie Ida, who in unison all cluck… “Susannah, trust us … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Up The Avenue

I’ve lived in this neighborhood for so long, I know many stories, too many perhaps. As I stroll, I remember. The doorman at 941 Park whose young son fatally fell from scaffolding at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, yet still … Continue reading

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Peace Interrupted

It’s Sunday, the day I usually reserve for peace of mind leaving my problems till Monday.  I’ve had a very stressful week right up till some woman in the Food Emporium pushed my things out of her way when I … Continue reading

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Awaiting The Outcome

Anne Lamott said quoting Paul Tillich, the opposite of faith is certainty.  In other words, we always think we know what’s what as if we’re chronically writing a screenplay. The truth is, we know nothing. As some of you know, … Continue reading

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Staying Where Your Feet Are

This may become my epitaph if I can ever hone the skill. It’s a 12 Step expression encouraging you to stay present not drifting too far into the future. The practice of mindfulness may sound easy, but come to find … Continue reading

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Ten Things You May Not Know

1) Out of the 3000 people who died at The World Trade Center (323 firefighters), 1100 were never found…bones and all disappearing into the earth’s atmosphere. 2) Theodore Roosevelt, out of 42 American Presidents, was the only one born and … Continue reading

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The Bagpiper

I’ve seen him before perched on a high rock in Central Park mewling a song…  bagpipes weeping telling their story at daybreak. It’s a sad sound one can’t help but to slow down for. It makes me think of September … Continue reading

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When Late Is Great

I missed the boat for real the other day. Had a job on Staten Island expected to meet a magazine crew on the ferry at 7:45. I thought it was 8:30, so when I got to the terminal, no one … Continue reading

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