I can’t say it any better than what I said 10 years ago.
Timeless words, Isabel. Thanks.
Tom – Thank *you.*
Well said, Isabel. If you were going to say it again, is there anything you’d add? Subtract? What I didn’t hear, in the broadcasts of various 9/11 remembrances, was any sense that America had learned anything in the last 20 years. Grief, yes. But no sense that American policies might have contributed to the tragedy.
Jim – Thanks. As for adding/subtracting, I don’t think I’d get into policy complications in this piece, since the 9/11 attacks weren’t my subject, merely my vehicle, as it were. Terrorism doesn’t arise in a policy vacuum – there is always context, if not exoneration. I suspect these points are better made/considered by folks inside the affected community.
Amen. Thank you for singing about the unsung.
Laurna – Thank you. I find it discouraging, a bit, that I have to remind myself of things I “know” and have to work to keep helpful perspectives (once found) front and centre. Realizations do tend to drift away.
To repeat Jim: Well said
Jim R – 🙂 Many thanks.
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For those who use the mm/dd/yyyy format - or who might find themselves able to, today. #palindrome #ambigram
Today’s date is both a palindrome AND an ambigram. That means it’s identical front to back AND upside down.
What a wild ride!
Bookmarked for when I have time. Always enjoy @SalmonKromeDome's work.
"We often make race an issue as a way of not knowing other things about ourselves."
Excellent article on Steele, his intellectual biography, and his unique insights on race in America, by @SalmonKromeDome:
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Then & Now.
The light of the Jewish people will never be extinguished. Happy #Hanukkah
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