From my essay on how I found out about September 11
"They're Bombing New York City!!"
WTF!! Who's bombing New York City? The Russians?
That was all I could think of when my wife's niece, who was staying with us temporarily, came flying out of the bedroom. I had been awake all night, as usual, working on some programming project or other that escapes my mind. The project quickly became a worthless concern as she turned on the TV and there were streams of smoke coming out of the side of the World Trade Center.
This was the beginning of a 3-day marathon of hellish, emotion...
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