Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Remember

I remember standing in line to pay for my coffee in the cafe on campus. I remember looking up at the muted television mounted to the wall. I remember seeing the smoke billow from the Twin Towers, and reading the closed captioning, and wondering how a plane had gotten so out of control.

I remember realizing that it was a deliberate attack. I remember the shock. The disbelief. The horror.

I remember staying on campus and pretending to work, while refreshing Drudge every ten seconds or so. I remember giving up and going to my apartment so I could turn on the television news.

I remember the tears streaming down my face as I watched images and heard stories of broken people and broken lives.

I remember the grief and pride of knowing that heroes rushed in, sacrificing their lives, while others rushed out.

I remember the rage that burned away the last of my shock and forged a determination to do what little I could to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

I remember, and I will never forget.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Waiting for Cambodia

We had planned to be in Cambodia by now. We aren't.

There were a few paperwork snafus and some additional steps we had to take before we can move on to our next post, and we're in the process of sorting everything out now. It looks like we should be ready to go by the end of this month, and then I'll start this blog up again in earnest.

I just wanted to make it clear that I haven't forgotten about this blog or decided not to do it. Things are just taking a little longer than anticipated.

Update: We have tickets! We finally know when we'll arrive in Cambodia ... but it's still a little longer away than we had anticipated. We should arrive on 6 October. I'm not sure how long after that I'll have to wait for internet access, but I'll start blogging again as soon as I can once we arrive.