A 9/11 Elegy

A 9/11 Elegy

I was sitting at my desk in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working on a proposal with my colleague, John Devanney, when the news arrived. A young coworker had called from lower Manhattan moments after the first plane hit the first tower. She would be late to the office, she told John, debris was falling all over the place. John told her to be safe, not to worry…

Elegy for 9/11

Elegy for 9/11

I was sitting at my desk in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working on a proposal with my colleague, John Devanney, when the first odd news arrived. A young coworker had called from lower Manhattan moments after the first plane hit the first tower. She would be late to the office, she told John, as debris was falling all over the place. John told her to be safe,…

14 Years After 9/11, I Remain Hopeful

14 Years After 9/11, I Remain Hopeful

I was sitting at my desk in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working on a proposal with my colleague, John Devanney, when the first news arrived.