Regarding 9/11 – On Sept. 11, 2001 i was in Montana with a friend when we saw on the news the towers fall. I remember thinking it could be the end of America as we knew it, in a matter of days. It took me 4 years before i was able to live without feeling that way as much. The last time i really felt it was at 2006 military Basic Training, when we were excluded from outside news under martial law.

People were duct-taping their windows, thinking about bomb shelters, and basically feeling helpless under the threat announced by the government and media concerning ‘new world order’ terrorism. The week after 9/11 my only advice to my parents back in WV was “head for the hills”.