Don’t Let It Feel Old.

It’s starting to feel old. You know that feeling you get when you look back at old footage from some major event, and it almost doesn’t seem real because it looks so old? Maybe it’s in black and white; maybe the footage is grainy… maybe the news anchor’s got shoulder pads. Whatever the case—when it…

The Price of Our Freedom

  There’s an iconic photo depicting a harried firefighter—helmet #28—in narrow, jam-packed stairwell. In the midst of chaos someone had the presence of mind to capture a tragic piece of our nation’s history. The day was September 11th, 2001. As terrified workers run past, the firefighter was running UP towards the inferno, not DOWN towards…

11 Years

With each passing year, it becomes a more distant memory. With each passing year, the sting of that day lessens. With each passing year, the shock fades into the pages of history. Winston Churchill is famous for telling a group of students to “Never, ever give up.” If I may paraphrase the famous prime minister:…

A Border Away

A few days ago, America watched as the GOP presidential candidates discussed our National Security. Now more than ever, we live in a world full of hideous individuals who desire the demise of innocent people and even entire societies. Prior to 9/11, I’d venture to say that the average American couldn’t name anyone on the…