Today is, of course, a solemn day of mourning and reflection. We all watched aghast as the Twin Towers were targeted by airplanes, struck, smoke billowing. A lonely field in PA became a battleground. The images of fellow Americans choosing to perish via plummeting instead of burning alive are vivid in front of our eyes, the horror sears even 14 years later.
What did we do as a nation?
For a brief moment, we were purely Americans. No race. No creed. No color. No political party. We were simply Americans bonded in the common goal of making whoever was behind the attacks accountable. Punishable.
Where were you when we saw the attacks or heard the news? Tell us.
Age of Autism exists for one reason.
Many (most?) of our readers have watched their precious child plummet into autism. Is it death? Usually, no. No melodrama required. But is a diagnosis as life changing for a family as 9/11 was for our nation? For many of us, yes. There is before 9/11 and after in the USA. There is before autism and after for families.
Do we have a Bin Laden? Do we have 100 Bin Ladens?
Do we act?