September 12, 2004


Something I wrote after visiting New York shortly after the attacks. Read to the end to see mention of Tom Kaade, who for me summed up the spirit of post-9/11 America.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 12, 2004 03:36 AM

Thanks, Tim. It was beautiful. And true.

Posted by: Rebecca at September 12, 2004 at 04:27 AM

Thank you Tim, you get it.

Posted by: torchy at September 12, 2004 at 05:00 AM

Wow! That was a great article. I'm amazed that it effects me so at this late a date. Thank you so much.

Posted by: Greg Marquez at September 12, 2004 at 05:52 AM

Thank you, Tim.

Posted by: Polly at September 12, 2004 at 08:08 AM

I'm generally just a lurker here, but I wanted to add another American thanks for a lovely piece of writing.

Posted by: Susan at September 12, 2004 at 11:35 AM

Tim--That piece was terrific. Thank you.

Posted by: George Lee at September 12, 2004 at 11:36 AM

At the time of publication I printed your article and hilighted this paragraph :

"I would have preferred to have taken my chances in the World Trade Center on September 11 than live in the soulless, unfeeling, inhuman void where the likes of O'Shane, Adams, FitzSimons, and Kingston dwell. They place ideology above humanity. They seek to justify evil. They witness chaos, and see reason."

Of all the articles that I have ever read this is the one that I never forget. It represents everything the left is : a death worshiping phylosophy.

Ta, matey.

Posted by: chileau at September 12, 2004 at 01:33 PM

Tim, I know that this will probaly sound pretty corny, but you make me feel proud to be an Australian. Thankyou.

Posted by: gaz at September 12, 2004 at 02:41 PM

Thank you, tim, for writing that.

Posted by: ushie at September 13, 2004 at 03:10 AM