National Security

In Memoriam, September 11, 2001

I will never forget. It’s been 19 years and I still find myself deeply saddened every September 11. It’s a feeling that never goes away although, although time has lessened the raw emotion. I’ve written reams of words about 9/11 and actually find myself with nothing to say this year. [Read More]

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]