Rick Rescorla 9/11
National Security

Remembering Rick Rescorla, a hero of 9/11 (Part 3 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 3 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Rick Rescorla, a warrior to the bone, who saved thousands of lives but lost his own. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns [Read More]

Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas 9/11
National Security

Remembering Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, a hero of 9/11 (Part 2 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 2 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, a lovely, vibrant woman who calmly faced her fate. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns me. Every year on [Read More]

Brian Ahearn 9/11
National Security

Remembering Brian Ahearn, a hero of 9/11 (Part 1 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 1 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Lt. Brian Ahearn, a New York firefighter who willingly sacrificed himself to save others. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns me. Every [Read More]

Politics

Remembering Brian Ahearn, a hero of 9/11

I first wrote this post in 2006 as part of the 2996 project. I now re-post it every year, with slight alterations to update it because I’ve conceived a very strong affection for this good and honorable man. Lt. Brian G. Ahearn My son, when he was ten, was obsessed with superheroes. [Read More]