Five by the Sea


A Collective Gasp
September 11, 2009, 2:45 am
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That clear September day- it’s been documented tens of thousands of times in so many ways, yet that day still resonates, still grips me, still brings goose bumps and tears. The anniversary of September 11, 2001  comes every year with new stories, this year a very compelling and articulate piece was written by another member of the Matador team that is being posted on the site www.matadornetwork.com. Reading the article and looking at the photos, even years later invokes the same response as that very day “how can this be happening?”. It’s like that day is being relived again, I still get goose bumps, I still get teary, and I still get scared…even after all these years. I can picture that morning and those moments watching it unfold on TV like it was yesterday, my oldest son was only 6 months old, the same age that my youngest and baby is now. So much has happened in our lives, yet that day still stays clear as a bell.

Enjoy the article, it is very well written-

http://thetravelersnotebook.com/photo-essay/846-am-911-manhattan/



New Beginnings
September 8, 2009, 9:04 pm
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It seems apropos that I begin the adventure of having my own blog with a book review. I am an avid reader and love nothing more than to snuggle up with a good book, or  read a book to my kids.

With September comes new beginnings- school starts, the warm summer days turn to crisp cool shorter days and it seems as though with all these new beginnings and changes come a sense of excitement, and also fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of change, fear of what the media is telling us (or not telling us), the list goes on and on. In his new book “Fearless” Max Lucado takes on fear and shows us how we can all live our tumultuous lives free of the burden of fear. Here goes the review- enjoy!