Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Monday, September 11, 2006


(crossposted at The Blue Herald)

To counteract the evil that is ABC’s propaganda piece, I thought I’d revisit some older 9/11 writings more evocative of what I feel to be the real spirit of the day. 9/11 does not belong solely to Bush. Or solely to conservative filmmakers. Or solely to liberals. Or solely to Americans.

While I find at least one of these pieces a bit overwritten now, I still like the underlying idea and feeling. I’m sure each of us has our own take on 9/11, and that’s what’s important.

Here’s the 9/11/05 post.

Here’s the pre-blog piece I sent to some folks a few weeks after 9/11/01.

And here’s the pre-blog piece I sent out on 9/10/02.

Peace. Shalom. Mir. Shantih shantih shantih.


drew said...

Thanks for posting these. I remember the post you sent out after 9.11.01, and the fact that it was the only thing that anyone had said to me the entire time that made any sense. ...or helped bring clarity. It is a beautiful, bright lovely morning here in New York. It looks exactly the same...


Batocchio said...

Peace, drew. Thanks for the kind words. NPR reported this morning that it's a beautiful day in NYC, much like 9/11/01.