No really

The best time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining

T-shirt horror
Terrorist have one goal – terrorize


A military friend told me that if we think 9/11 was awful, we haven’t seen anything yet.

He said imagine terrorists sneaking a nuclear bomb onto a container ship and the ship ends up docking at a port like New York City.

If we think 3k (innocent) American casualties was horrendous, image 3M.

Got it?

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Blogging & Social Media

Re: 9/11… What if everyone did?

Desserted Iowa City street at 6am
Looking south on Clinton Street in Iowa City


Desserted Iowa City street at 6am
Looking north on Clinton Street in Iowa City


June 3rd as this is penned. September 11 as it is published.

Why write 100 days ahead? Three reasons:

  1. Suffering from writer’s flood
  2. Find solace that no one knows when our house is down a person
  3. It’s so different from status quo – this makes traveling this uncharted path very exciting

So weird that these photos were chosen randomly this morning before the math said it would go live on 9/11.

Almost a guarantee that no one is thinking about 9/11 on June 3.


What if everyone did?

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Do Not Pass Go

Pausing for a midlife moment of silence

Small Mickey Mouse ears colorful confetti
Was at Disney’s Epcot Germany pavilion teaching, when I first heard the news at 10am


Pausing for a midlife moment of silence.

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So What?

Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it

leadership characteristics
some leaders are always looking for more power
power struggle
was power, greed at the root?

Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it. Terrorists, and peaceful people, have leaders. And every leader is telling a story about what they value, whether they are aware of it or not.

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What Has 911 Taught You?

September 11, 2001.

911,  9-11, 9/11.  What has 911 taught you?

It has taught (or maybe re-taught)  me the power of a hug.  That there is never a better time than right now to give someone a hug.  I hug more people, more often, even at work.

Remember how crowded (assuming you went) Church was that first Sunday?

Funny thing, I remember a lot of Christians sort of complaining about “all those people”.

And I quietly thought to myself, “This is the way Church ought to be every Sunday”.