Posts Tagged ‘9-11’

Jugglers

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Viveca

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New York Juggler Check-In List Most recent update: Monday, September 24 2001 The following New York area jugglers and their families are all fine. I will be adding their stories as I receive them, but I wanted to get this up ASAP for all the people asking. PLEASE do not assume anything about anyone whose […]

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Better Days

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Viveca

I & V at CdS

April 4, 2001. Ivan was in town visiting for a circus-filled weekend. The weekend before we’d gone to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s opening night show and party at Madison Square Garden and to the Big Apple Circus’s opening in New Jersey. That day I took an exchange day for overtime I’d worked, and […]

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Six Weeks Later

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Viveca

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Monday, October 22, 2001 It’s never going to get back to normal. Or rather, it changed what normal is. Outside of New York, it’s just a political abstraction. A hot topic. In fact, whether we were going to go to war was a hotter topic than now that we’re in one. Some conversations are even […]

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Day Seven

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Viveca

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Monday, 17 September 2001 GUEST DAY — I didn’t write anything on Day Seven, but Cynthia did: This is not going to be a dramatic emotional message which dwells on the immense loss we have suffered, it will instead tell of what is happening now. It is not going to be a call to patriotism […]

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Day Six

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Viveca

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Sunday, 16 September 2001 Last night Carol decided she wanted to spend her birthday with friends. We met for dinner, and there were several people I didn’t know, including two teenage girls, a child, and a few adults. Carol’s friends Steve and Adrian had brought them, which I thought was odd for a small birthday […]

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Day Five

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Viveca

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Saturday 15 September 2001 No more journal. I’m one of the lucky ones who will be returning to life as normal soon. Yesterday I did some laundry and booked a performer for a child’s birthday party. Today I picked up a replacement contact lens. Tiny errands of ordinary life feel like victories of productivity in […]

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Day Four

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

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Friday, 14 September 2001 Today all day I’ve been meaning to write a rant about what it means to be an American and how angry I am with Pat Robertson for blaming the founders of our country for the attack, but I’m just too tired. Here are some images instead. The work goes on. I […]

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Day Three

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

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Thursday, 13 September 2001 10:00 a.m. Not much to report personally today. Yet. And I hope. Last night put all this up and the phone kept ringing and finally went to bed around 3:30 a.m. My head hit the pillow, and I started hearing planes. Loud planes. Close planes. The cat started freaking out. Since […]

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Day Two

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

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Wednesday, 12 September 2001 Eventually I couldn’t watch anymore, and since my throat was sore from grit and crying, I couldn’t talk anymore. Unlike some of my friends, I didn’t go to bed wondering if we’d be attacked again and I’d die in my sleep, but I did go to bed wondering what the city […]

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Day One

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

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Tuesday, 11 September 2001 Dear family and friends, Sorry for the mass email, but I can’t write this or say this over and over I don’t think. I’m okay. Shook up, scared, and upset, but ok. I watched from a roof, and then skated right down as far as they would let me. There was […]

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The End of the Line

Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...