| Thursday, September 13, 2001
I've been sick. It started on Saturday night with the runny nose and stuffy head that kept me up most of the night. The bad thing was, I was over 1,000 miles away from home and had to fly back from Seattle to Detroit with that cold.
Monday and Tuesday I stayed home and did not go to work to try and get over this cold.
I was sleeping Tuesday morning when the events took place that have most of the world reeling. At noon my wife called. She was very emotional, and it was hard for me to understand why. Then she told me that there had been four plane crashes and they didn't know when it was going to stop.
From that point on I have been consuming all the information and feeling every emotion. There are thoughts I need to formulate into words, which I will in time.
Tonight we went to church. We prayed for all those who have been affected. We prayed for our enemies. We believe in God all things are possible. There is hope.
I believe the world has changed, but to what has yet to be decided. What you and I do the next few weeks, and what the United States does these next few weeks, will shape that world. My prayers are for all of you and our leaders.
Chicago Tribune: "It is analogous to the position of the British during the days of empire. The British saw themselves as a civilizing force, but unfortunately the people who were colonized did not agree."