I often wonder how different things would have been if those sick f@%ks hadn’t altered the course of history eight years ago today. From that horrific morning to the heartbreaking aftermath to the ongoing losses in Iraq. So many lives lost, so many others damaged, diminished, or somehow changed for the worse. Even the little things, like glancing at the clock at exactly 9:11 (and it seems I never miss one) and cringing just a bit. It still hurts.

Do something nice for someone today. Don’t let them win. Don’t ever forget.