Thingish Things

The Dreaded 10th Anniversary

My father used to talk to my older brother and me about the War when were little kids. It was the mid-to-late 1960’s and World War II was fairly recent history. Germany and Japan had surrendered just over 20 years prior to that, the rough equivalent today of the end of the First Gulf War. […]

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A 4th of July Story

How do you explain what happened to the World Trade Center towers to a four-and-three-quarter-year old child? The best advice might be not to try, but I found myself doing just the opposite last night while driving by the gap along the West Side Highway where the towers stood. I tend to give it to […]

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