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Angels In America
September 11, 2008 – 1:55 PM | 95 Comments
Angels In America

The evidence that Don is an angel is compelling, provided you’re inclined to believe it in the first place: his date of “birth” is September 11; he appeared when I needed him, and withdrew (to …

September 12, 2007 – 12:36 AM | 23 Comments

It’s funny, the things we believe — the reasons we have for believing those things. I read far too many ghost stories growing up, and I did said growing up in an old house which …

An American Tune
September 11, 2006 – 11:38 AM | One Comment

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken
And many times confused
We’ve told our stories of that day a hundred times, a thousand times: where we were, what we did, with whom, how. It’s not rehearsed; it’s just …

All Is Not Lost
September 12, 2005 – 10:49 AM | No Comment

Four years. A college career. A presidential term.
After a year, two years, even three, a moment, an event is still close at hand, in use, unfiled, but after four years, it’s crossing over — from …

Still Here
September 13, 2004 – 9:20 AM | No Comment

It’s still here. Things still happen on it. You’ve got a friend’s birthday party written in it, and another friend’s wedding. You know that a whole day can’t go anywhere, really, but it seems like …

Scents Memory
September 8, 2003 – 2:39 PM | No Comment

At the time of year when the summer falls back and the fall verges forward, the two seasons leave a space between them in my head for all the years before. If a single madeleine …

The Fastest Year
September 2, 2002 – 2:07 PM | One Comment

My mom gave me a Twin Towers calendar for Christmas — twelve months of various views of the World Trade Center. It hangs beside the door in my kitchen, where I’ve always hung my calendars, …

For Thou Art With Us
September 14, 2001 – 12:58 PM | 174 Comments

I didn’t really want to go downtown in the first place. I had to speak on a breakfast panel, but I didn’t feel very well and I didn’t like my outfit so much, and I …