Patriot Day 2017 – 16 Years Later I Remember

Patriot Day 2017 Twinsburg

You’ll hear it countless times today: “Never forget”. You’ll (hopefully) see flags. You’ll see Facebook and Twitter profiles updated. But have you really remembered since last year? Ask yourself… when was the last time you REALLY remembered the events of September 11th, 2001? Was it last year? I sincerely hope not. I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that I remember it often. We were living in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. That morning I … Continue reading

14 Years Later – I Remember

1 World Trade Center Rainbow

You’ll hear it countless times today: “Never forget”. You’ll see flags. You’ll see Facebook and Twitter profiles updated. But have you really remembered since last year? Ask yourself… when was the last time you TRULY remembered the events of September 11th, 2001? Was it last year? I sincerely hope not. I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that I remember it often. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this story … Continue reading

13 Years Later I’ve Not Forgotten – Have You?

September 11th

I’m sitting down and continuing my “tradition” of putting some thoughts on virtual paper on this anniversary of September 11th. Another year has passed.  Another war has started. The vast majority of people have forgotten.  It’s sad, but it’s true. I’ve seen people go about their day today like it’s any other day.  I saw dreadfully few flags being flown this morning on my way to work.  I’ve received marketing emails “using” the events of … Continue reading

Never Forget September 11th – Together We Roll Forward

One World Trade Center

For the last few years now I’ve made sure that I put up a post here on the site on September 11th.  I’ve talked many times about where I was on that fateful day now 12 years ago so I won’t bother going over it again other than to say it affected me greatly.  I get a bit grumpy today with the false sense of national pride I see on various social networks.  I say … Continue reading

More Lyrical Brilliance From Sammy Hagar – Kama

Marching To Mars by Sammy Hagar

There’s a bunch of stuff going on in the world and in my personal life right now.  My heart goes out to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday.  During these times I often turn to music to get me through.  Today my iPod shuffled to an outstanding song called Kama by Sammy Hagar which I just had to share.  Per Sammy, the word “Kama” is the Sanskrit translation for “love”.  He wrote the … Continue reading

Should September 11th Be A National Holiday?

September 11th Flag - Morning

As I sit down to write this post, I honestly have no idea where I’m going with it.  I’ve got some thoughts in mind but they’re not fully formed.  I’ve talked in previous years about where we were on September 11th, 2001 so I won’t bother rehashing it here other to say that we were living in DC.  It’s been 11 years and while the buildings have been rebuilt and we’ve gone on with our … Continue reading

One More Reason To Love Budweiser

Budweiser 911

I’m sure this is way old and everyone has seen this before, but I got this sent to me the other day via email and it once again struck a chord.  This is a commercial that Budweiser aired during the 2002 Super Bowl just a few months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  This commercial has only been aired once because Budweiser didn’t want to financially benefit from it.  (Snopes article about the video) I lived … Continue reading

Never Forget… Let’s Roll

Never Forget

I feel compelled to write something today – the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  and the fourth plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  2,993 people died that day and millions more were affected. Amanda and I were living in Washington, D.C. and I remember it like it was yesterday.  The Internet came to a crawl because everyone was trying to figure … Continue reading