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11 September, 2004

9/11 Timeline

From MSNBC, an interesting timeline presentation (using Flash) of the events that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks: Moment By Moment.

Posted on 11 September, 2004

Cliffs Notes Online

The Librarian In Black says:

All Cliff's Notes are now available for free online. Wow. You can download them for $5.99, but hey--just print of copy/paste the online full text into a Word doc. This would be a good resource to point students to when all the library's copies are checked out (as always seems to happen). That is, if you have made your peace with Cliff's Notes, which I have not, as of yet. There's something just "cheating" about them, and honestly, sometimes they're wrong.

Posted on 11 September, 2004

Molly

The Web site/blog of Molly E. Holzschlag: Molly.com. Molly is a fellow computer book author and long-time Tucson resident.

And she's also looking for a husband:

MARRY ME, PLEASE? I'm looking for a wonderful eligible bachelor interested in a crazy vivacious woman. Arranged marriages appeal to me. I seem to have failed at the romantic variety.

I'm loud, obnoxious and opinionated. This apparently is at odds with my totally sweet disposition and completely persuasive sensual nature.

To find out more about Molly, read 100 Facts About Molly.

(Thanks Zaine Ridling)

Posted on 11 September, 2004

Google Logos

A site devoted to Google logos: Logoogle.com.

It's kind of heavy on the Google text ads, but there's lots of good stuff to be found.

Posted on 11 September, 2004

Recycled Links Part 44

These links were posted on the J-Walk Blog about a year ago. Good stuff that you may have overlooked.

Posted on 11 September, 2004

Kids on 9/11

This was written by Curtis, two years ago.

Kids on Nine Eleven

1

I took my boy to school on Nine Eleven dressed in red, white & blue just so he wouldn't feel "different" from the others ( a real issue for him, since as a kid with Asperger's Syndrome he IS different in some essential ways, but aren't they all?).

Then I watched a bunch of little kids go through a sort of ceremony to honor the dead that culminated in the listless singing of "America the Beautiful."

And I thought "Can they sing a song about 'God shedding His grace' in a public school?"

But here they were doing it and here I was listening in silence, because to suggest it was wrong to sing of God on this now hallowed anniversary would be considered unpatriotic.

And of course one doesn't want that designation branded on one's pitiful hide.

2

In 1971, I put my draft card down a garbage disposal and considered it a patriotic act.

But all us types from back then are loony. Right?

Didn't have the guts and patriotic fervor it took to sign-up for the Reserves like President Select Bush, did we?

No sir.

3

So I kept quiet during the school ceremony, right up to and through the moment of silence when tears welled-up in my eyes looking at all the downcast faces of the children.

Were they wondering if their moms and dads might get killed by a terrorist today while at work?

If a jet would crash into their school?

Did they think of the number three thousand and of the sound of that many bodies hitting the pavement?

Did they hope God would save us? The flag protect us?

That America was going to be "the winner" and the terrorists "the losers?"

4

I gotta say that in the video game "Nine Eleven," America would be the big, fat looser so far.

And for kids who have been handed a video game controller as soon as they put down their pacifiers, those are the only kind of winners and losers they know.

The one with the biggest, most spectacular kill count wins.

To all the others, it's "Hey, Loser! Get a life!"

That is if you still have one to get.

5

So please, let's not celebrate the passing of these poor dead Americans just yet.

Let's not put our kids in flag colors. Let's not say God's on our side.

The men who drove those jets into the Towers a year ago had His name on their lips too.

So which true believers are right?

None of them. Our little kids are right.

The ones who only want our love. Who want to be good and not be bullies.

Who don't want to stare at their toes on a hot September morning and feel guilty if they can't feel bad enough to do just honor to over three thousand Americans who had to die in one long agonizing moment while sitting at their desks perched high above America in two towers that were functional monuments to capitalist hubris and that in retrospect seem perfectly designed to serve as sacrificial altars.

Who wouldn't well-up with tears over such a tragedy?

Who wouldn't be afraid for his son or daughter?

-Curtis - September 11, 2002-

Posted on 11 September, 2004