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If Not Now, Where?

January 14, 2014

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My father often interpreted the misfortunes of others by saying that the person was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’d explain that this could be a matter of either poor judgment or bad luck. “You could even be in the right place,” he’d say, “but at the wrong time.” I guess […]

Destructive Nature

September 11, 2010

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“Has it really been nine years?” Millions of people will express some form of that sentiment today. They will shake their heads and stare off into space. Nine years is a long time, enough to accept most things that happen. But because so many of us still can’t believe it, still can’t fathom the deaths […]