Five Years Later

I can’t really believe that it has been five years since the September 11th attacks in 2001. I remember attending the Angels-Mariners game on Sept. 10th, 2001 in Anaheim and then being woken up in the morning to witness the atrocities on television. The world I woke up to was completely different than the world I knew when I went to sleep. I kept my daughter home from school but went I went to work. Luckily they let us leave work shortly after arriving at the office. There was no way I could concentrate on work with the events that were taking place. It was very eerie when the planes were all grounded and all that could be heard were millitary aircraft in the middle of the night. Looking at the images even now invokes that feeling of fear, shock, and horror.

I hope we can keep our country safe and that we never need to witness anything like this again. I will be flying my flag to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. God bless America and all of the families of the victims of the terror attacks on 9/11.

Steve Irwin

Stunnings news out of Australia that Steve Irwin died from a stingray barb while filming a documentary. I first became aware of him during a holiday weekend marathon of his show “The Crocodile Hunter” some years back. I was pretty captivated with the show and sent him an e-mail. He and his wife sent me an autographed postcard and info on the Australia zoo. The postcard was also signed “Crocs Rule” by his wife. I have to dig it up but will scan it in at some point.

Even though he worked with deadly creatures all the time, it is still quite a shock to hear of his demise. I am saddened by the news of his death.