November 20th, 2001

Twin Peaks: Snoqualmie

The way we were

I was looking back at some of the older posts in my LiveJournal. While it's occurred to me before that this is the first Thanksgiving since September 11th, its proximity is really hitting me.

It occurs to me that there are things that we should've specifically expressed thanks for last year, and didn't. This year, they are gone, or are disappearing and changing rapidly.

We should have been more thankful for our civil liberties. The first line of the fourth paragraph is particularly disturbing.

I won't be flying again for a very long time. I believe these measures are excessive, and I cannot support them in good conscience. The reality is a lot uglier than the news article may make it sound. I've flown since September 11th, and I've seen it.

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