Journeys of the Questress - WTC
2021 - 20 years later
The Way it Was - 1
The Way it Was - 2
Sept 19 - When Tomorrow Never Comes
Sept 27 - Oral Interpretation
Oct 5 - A Mile of Tears - Part 1
Oct 5 - A Mile of Tears - Part 2
Oct 5 - A Mile of Tears - Part 3
Oct 11 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Oct 28 - Each Day I Search the Rubble
Nov 12 - When Spires Fall
Nov 19 - 911 The Rape of America
Dec 14 - Just A Thought
Dec 18 - A Sense of Place
Feb 2 - Final Pass to the End Zone
March 3 - Sitting on the Edge
March 14- Do You Still Remember
March 20 - Virtual Walk-Through
March 25 - When Will It End - Part 1
March 25 - When Will It End - Part 2
April 1 - Towers of Light
May 14 - View From Above
May 30 - Tunnel At the End of the Light
May 31 - Seventeen Hundred
Aug 9 - From the Margins Erased
Aug 30 - The Train Doesn't Stop There Anymore
Sept 9 - Ceremonies of Light and Dark
Sept 10 - Just An Anniversary
Sept 12 - September Holds Great Promise
Literary Reflections
Rebirth and Resurrection
The Winter Garden Springs To Life
The Winter Garden Springs To Life - con't
Underpass to the Past
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Under Hallowed Ground
What Will Fill the Void?
I Submit a Design
Footprints in the Dust
My Memorial Design Submission
My Memorial Design - Drawings
New Path Train Station
Path Station Tour
May We Never Forget
That Which Surives
War Without End
4th Anniversary
Footprints in the Dust
I Miss 9/11
Time Comes Between Us
A Thousand Cranes
Fear Factor
Love Letters On The Wall
Empty Chairs
Sitting on the Edge of Forever
Walking the Perimeter of Emptiness
A Counting of Days
For Friends Absent But Not Forgotten
The Memory Keeper's Promise
Unbreak My Heart
Standing On The Edge Of Forever
Both Sides Now
A Memory In Time
The Gravity of Loss
The Survivors Rise Up
Flowers Will Bloom
The Fire Within Us
The Sentinel
Stronger Than The Storm
Between the Candle and the Stars
A Journey Through Remembrance
Canticle of Remembrance
Beyond the Crucible of Chaos
Journey Through Remembrance project
What See We Now
Forever In Our Hearts
Keeping the Flame Alive
The Rebuilding of Ground Zero continues
Does Anyone Care Anymore?
Where Is Our Story Teller of Pain
At Memory's Edge
Dust Thou Art and to Dust Thou Shalt Return
Heroes Never Die
The Flame Inside Our Hearts
The Year of the Heroes of 9/11
Déjà Vu
Remembering 9/11 in the year of COVID-19
Coronavirus Decimates Ailing Sept. 11 Responders
Touching From a Distance
That Which Survives 20 years later
2021 - 20 years later
Memories of Terror Return
Putin's Name Covered Over On Teardrop Memorial
The 9/11 Tribute Museum Closes
When Memories Fade Away
St. Nicholas at Ground Z is rebuilt
The Blue Wall of the Unidentified Victims
When Time Calls Your Name
When Art Gets It All Wrong
9/11 victims that America wants to forget


2021 - 20 years later

The 20 year Afghani war has finally ended


Ten days short of this year’s 9/11 anniversary, the war with Afghanistan was brought to a close. Just in time so we could “celebrate” 9/11 and not have anymore blood on our hands. Indeed it was time to pull out. The death count of our soldiers by its end tallied up to more than all who were killed on 9/11, 2001. And we can add to that count the 13 servicemen who died by a suicide bomber before the withdrawal was completed!


All these brave souls will not have their names read on 9/11. They will not be part of a ceremony or etched into a memorial. There is talk that on veterans day this year there will be a reading of their names. Hopefully, there will be a way to honor their sacrifices. Some weren’t even alive on 9/11, others were just babies. They gave their lives for a cause that failed. May we never forget their service and sacrifice.


The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York canceled plans for exhibitions


The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is crying poverty for the second year in a row. This time, it says it can’t afford to mount special exhibitions planned to mark the two-decade milestone. 


The reduction came after a severe budget crisis forced the nonprofit museum to make cuts that included furloughs and layoffs affecting around 60 percent of its staff. More than half of the exhibitions department was laid off. The museum is largely dependent on ticket sales; its temporary closure and NYC’s limited capacity regulations left the institution with an $18 million deficit last year that impacted 2021.


“What a wrongheaded, defeatist message for these times. New York City lost 33,000 citizens to COVID-19. The pandemic-stricken Big Apple needs every affirmation it can get of its inherent valor and resilience, qualities that saved us on 9/11 and in the fraught years that followed” wrote Steve Cuozzo of the NY Post, August 14, 2021,  9/11 Museum’s Decision To Scrap Special 20th Anniversary Tribute Is A Disgrace   


And also this year, Steve Guozzo wrote in his article, the museum is shamefully restricting the reading-of-the-names ceremony exclusively to the families of 9/11 victims. No hero firefighters, cops, first responders or emergency workers, who were normally welcome until the pandemic eliminated last year’s event, are invited.


20 anniversary memorabilia


Well if you want to make money, then just create and sell 20th Anniversary, 9/11 memorabilia! That’s the big thing this year. Yes, the selling of 9/11 and WTC memorabilia has been around for all these years. This year however, a new twist is added by labeling the merchandize “commemorative” and either including 20th Anniversary on the item itself or selling it under that label. Is that any way to remember such a sad event? I remember in the days after 9/11, there were people down at Ground Zero who sold picture books of what had happened. Grainy, unprofessional photos placed into plastic holders, $20 a pop. I found that sacrilegious. That honored nothing except the pocketbooks of those who sold them. Eventually they were made to leave the area but for at least a year they continued to sell their items elsewhere in southern Manhattan.


This year’s batch of  “commemoratives” range the gamut from trashy pins to caps, fire fire helmet decals, Twin Tower pins, etc. Some are cheap, others expensive. No thank you! I’ll remember 9/11 with the beautiful Twin Towers photo I have and a prayer card my church distributed.