I watched in horror with the rest of the world as the World Trade Center Towers went up in flames and came crashing down. In the weeks following, I swore allegiance to my Republican president trusting him to do the right thing.
Surely, when our nation is in crisis, I reasoned, we can set aside our cynical, partisan, power- mad ways and unite as one.
We didn't, and we haven't.
So I'm not celebrating 911 with those who have somehow found a way to puff ourselves up with pride on this day while at the same time ignoring the crises that divide our nation, and fueling the the fires of internal discontent for profit and partisan power motives.
Instead, I appeal once again to those who would divide us to put an end to the fear mongering madness and go back to being good neighbors and real Americans. It won't happen if we don't just do it, people.
And with that, I'm taking the day off as far as the Forum is concerned. I'll be back tomorrow.
Carry on. Love is coming.