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If Not Now, Where?

January 14, 2014


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


“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 […]