Timing!: Slice of Life Tuesdays/9/11/18

Morning Slicers,

What a perfect day to write into the day with you.  It’s 9/11 and I’m listening to the list of names read at the NYC site with such sadness, remembering when I walked out of my first period class, strolled down to the main office for my mail and stared at the TV as the first tower was hit as one young 8th grader in that first period class lost his father. My great thanks to Billy Collins for writing “The Names” so I could pay tribute each year following to create community poems with new students as we cried  together.

Today is also the second day of Rosh Hashanah and I’m feeling very reflective about the summer that’s ending and my year ahead so I’m going to share a digital story I’ve just put up on You Tube that I worked on with a new friend of mine, Kim White. I’m proud and honored to have had a hand in bringing his passionate work to social media.  It’s always the right time to contribute to meaningful causes…

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6 thoughts

  1. I sat on a bus on my way home and heard how the bus driver listened to the radio where the attack was described. It made no sense. It didn’t sound real. I got home and then saw it on the news. It didn’t look real. It made no sense. It still doesn’t.

  2. I too remember the quiet message to send my small reading group back to class and to NOT say anything to students……just come to the office with your cell phone. My colleague on the other side of the wall had just lost the love of her life….
    PS this is a GREAT video – congratulations

  3. I think we probably all remember what we were doing when those towers were hit. I was holding a five day old infant, rocking him in front of the Today show on morning T.V.. It was hard to believe it was happening. It is good that we remember those who perished on that day 17 years ago. Thank you for your post.

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