Remembering 9/11, Ryan’s Way

I have so much to write — about the end of summer and the start of school. Heck, I still have a few items from summer vacation I want to get to. But moment-to-moment interactions often dictate the agenda here, and many a post gets conceived in brief bits of morning conversation. This was a […]


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A Case of Mistaken Identity

Trying to teach young children about Sept. 11 is a touchy subject, especially when they start asking why the attacks occurred. Ryan was less interested in understanding “why” and more concerned about “who.” So we talked to both kids about Osama bin Laden. When he was captured last spring, and his name was all over […]

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