My one and only 9-11 post

My wife is reading from her diary for the week leading up to September 11, 2001.

World Trade Center was hosting a dance series. We saw Twyla Tharp and Ballet Trockadero on separate evenings.

Our one year old loved to walk around the courtyard, up and over benches circling the fountain and the globe at its center.

The underground shops and the Borders Books in building 5 were pleasant retreats from the late summer heat. On Sept 9th, I bought a shirt from the Warners Bros. Store in the World Trade Center shops with Wiley Coyote poised to plunge the switch on a bundle of dynamite.

You could get vertigo by pressing your back against the side of one of the towers and looking up. Nothing so tall was ever so flat. No edge to the sky was ever so perpendicular. The towers were not beautiful. They weren’t natural. But they were a force of mankind and beauty flowed through, around and above them.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.