May 2024


Boston Logan 9/11 Memorial

While in Boston, I made a point of visiting the 9/11 Memorial located at Boston Logan Airport.

It is a very nicely done, small, memorial located near Terminal A and the Hilton Hotel.

According to Massport,

Remember this day. This memorial is a place of contemplation, reflection and remembrance for a world impacted by […]

9/11, Memorialized

One of the stops I made while visiting New York City in February was the National September 11 Memorial. I didn’t say anything about it then, but given that today is 9/11, it seems appropriate to bring it up.

Honestly, it was very well done – capturing, somehow, an […]

Briefly thinking about 9/11

It’s been 10 years since the awful events of September 11th, 2001.

I’ve pondered the event quite a bit over the last week – the news is pushed on me by mass media – and I’ve come to the conclusion that 9/11 changed the United States and the world that I know in only stupid […]

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in a nutshell.

Greenwich Cove

Yes, I fully intend on saying everything there is to say about Rhode Island in one lousy blog post.

Just kidding.

I spent three nights in Rhode Island and it’d be impossible for me to tell you everything that I did – honestly, there’s a lot more to Rhode Island than I […]


The attack at the US Consulate in Istanbul got me thinking last night.

Generally speaking I try to avoid official US Embassies and Consulates whilst traveling as they generally do not make me feel especially safe. There’s always tons of paranoid security afraid of photography, loitering, and human beings in general.

As the most accessible […]

9/11 .05

So today is September 11, 2006—the fifth anniversary of the Twin Towers attack.

I’m sitting here, pondering it briefly, and wondering if the United States changed any since then; wondering if the nation is safer. I wish I could say it was—but the nation’s president squandered a world of good will on a pointless and […]


One thousand members of the US military are dead and suddenly it is a milestone.

I picked up the International Herald Tribune at the train station this morning and read part of it while waiting for my train (it was 10 minutes late) and most of the rest on the train.

Above the fold there […]

The 9/11 Report

(I will respond to Chris’s comments later, but… I wrote this while on the biz-trip.)

So, as I was on my way to Stuttgart, I had an hour to kill in one of the train stations- ironically the Weimar main train station. I managed to order myself twei Berliner and a cup of Kaffee- grosser. […]