I still remember. Who can forget?
In 1984, I went to NYC for the first time with some buddies from college. It was during Spring Break. I had traveled from a warm climate and I packed as if going to the beach. When I got to NYC, it was freezing cold out, and all the buildings blocked out most of the sunlight. I nearly froze to death. I only had a couple pair of jeans, some short sleeve shirts, a sweatshirt and a jeans jacket.
One of the first things we did after we checked into our hotel was go up to the top of the Empire State building, where I took a couple of photos of the Twin Towers. I could not have imagined then that terrorists would one day bring them both down.
I was teaching on 9/11. We were on a short break between periods when one of my students ran up to…
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