Counting Sheep

A grove of trees edges our pond, just across the water there, exactly where the sun rises. I woke up long before it peaked over the leafy tops yesterday, an occurrence worthy of mention if only for its rarity. I am a deep and easy sleeper. But on that day, 9/11/12, I...

Day Two: In Remembrance

Ten years later, it’s still difficult to hold the number in my heart long enough for my head to comprehend it: 2977 people were simply getting on with it the morning of September 11, 2001—on duty at the fire station, gazing out the window of an airplane,...

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