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The day before

On a Tuesday morning in September three years ago, four planes separated nearly 3,000 people from their loved ones. They also separated life into "before" and "after." The "after" is a dangerous, delicate work in progress. But do you remember before?

Sept. 10, 2001. Cloudless skies welcome the sun to the East Coast at 6:32 a.m. This Monday looks to be a beautiful late summer day; however, Tuesday might see some storms and clouds as a hurricane is approaching. The worst of Hurricane Erin is out at sea and will remain there, but rough weather still is expected along the New Jersey coast later today or early tomorrow.

Not that people are all that focused on the weather.

The gossip around the water coolers this morning revolves around the latest about California congressman Gary Condit and missing intern Chandra Levy; the U.S. Open final match Saturday between sisters Venus and Serena Williams; Michael Jordan's possible return - again - to the NBA; tomorrow's release of Bob Dylan's 43rd album, "Love and Theft"; and the summertime paranoia about shark attacks, "killer mold" and dangerous roller coaster rides.

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I have to confess, that whole summer for me is one big blur of getting ready for Gatecon (seasoned having a commission to do a whole school's worth of Irish dance dresses fall through due to parent politicking). Even though I listened to the radio every day as I worked, the attention I paid to the outside world was at an all-time low, and I couldn't have told you half of that.

Thanks for the link.