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Chasing The American Dream

September 10, 2005


Hurricane Katrina rumbles through South Florida. Katrina fools the experts and changes the course of history. New Orleans is destroyed, thousands dead, millions affected. Hurricane Ophelia is spinning toward an unknown course off the Florida coast. I just filled up my gas tank and paid a whopping $46.00. And no, I didn’t even round it off. Chief Justice Rehnquist is gone and so is our beloved Gilligan.

And was it only four years ago? I know a lot of you experienced 9/11 up close and personal in NYC. I’m sure we all remember where we were and what we were doing. As for me, I watched film of the second plane hitting the towers before heading off to court where I played lawyer for a day and lost my one and only case.

My father’s would-be birthday is in two weeks. All things considered, I think Billy Joe sang it best…

Summer has come and passed.
The innocent can never last.
Wake me up when September ends.

Like my father’s come to pass,
seven years has gone so fast.
Wake me up when September ends.

Here comes the rain again,
falling from the stars.
Drenched in my pain again,
becoming who we are.

As my memory rests,
but never forgets what I lost.
Wake me up when September ends.


  • It has been a tough month. Hopefully the second half will be less..dramatic.
    It's moving toward Florida pointing season thought. That's when Floridians can point and laugh at all the northerners dealing with snow.
    Hang in there!

    By Blogger Gatsby, at 7:00 PM, September 10, 2005  

  • I think through all suffering we come out stronger and amazed at our own strength and spirit.

    By Blogger catsteevens, at 8:49 PM, September 10, 2005  

  • hey, this is Miss Ryder again... this is my new blog address for my class.... i have to remain completly anon on it tho, for part of the class... just wanted to say hi and give u the new name since my last one didnt work. hope all is well with you! miss ya!

    By Blogger just_because_i_have_to, at 10:50 PM, September 11, 2005  

  • Well I agree, I'm ready for September to be over. History is sort of repeating itself making this month a pretty dreary one. I guess we'll have to find something worth looking forward to...like Halloween...now that's ironic, looking forward to a celebration of the day of the dead.

    By Blogger Networkchic, at 2:15 PM, September 12, 2005  

  • Hookem Horns!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:20 PM, September 12, 2005  

  • Odd. Lately I've been having dreams and my (deceased) father has been in them. Not always a major player, but htere none-the-less.

    By Blogger Lyss, at 1:28 PM, September 13, 2005  

  • Somebody ought to write a song based on this post.

    By Blogger Thomas, at 3:08 PM, September 16, 2005  

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