Me and Anne on the Highway

This is the picture I referred to in the post below. This is me and Anne on the highway days after 9/11. This is not the most flattering shot of me, I don’t think. And something is off about one of Anne’s eyes, I just noticed! There must have been something on the scanner. It looks like her right eye is missing. Oh well.

I know we look ridiculously cheerful, considering. You had to be there. We weren’t really feeling cheerful, but we were doing what we could at the time, so we felt better, and a friend was taking the picture and maybe she said smile and we obeyed.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Me and Anne on the Highway

  1. I like the tee shirts fine. Having been in the military, I can assure everyone that that is the kind of language generally used by people in high-pressure and high-risk occupations. I really appreciate the way New Yorkers like yourself banded together and worked tirelessly after 9/11. And I also appreciate the way so many Americans from across the country dropped everything to head for New York and help.

    I’m disappointed that that Attorney General has decided to ‘civilianize’ terrorism and remove it from military tribunals.

    And I regret that this circus trial will be conducted in New York. It will be an opportunity to put the US on trial with denunciations and justifications that will be hung on by the media. And I hope it does not galvanize increased terrorist activity in New York.

  2. Oh, I want the trial here, but you’re probably not surprised to hear that! They attacked us here, they should go down here (that was how a friend put it).

  3. Stacy, I think you have a good point. It would be enormously satisfying to get a guilty verdict in New York.

    At the same time, I don’t think it’s a good idea to give these terrorists American citizenship’s rights.

    And having been a juror on a high-profile murder trial I know how hard the defense is going to work at selecting jurors.

    It’s kind of spooky, I mean, I think John Gotti got off twice before he was finally convicted.

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