Ode to September 11th, 19 years later.

Some might call it a prayer. Remembering why I do the work I do.

September 11th will always be a complex day for our country — our world — and me (not rendered any less complex by the fact that tomorrow is my baby girl’s birthday…a happy bookend every year).

On this day, 19 years ago, I walked from #Boston’s Kenmore Square to Government Center and enlisted in the United States Army Reserve to defend a remarkable country that tries so hard — we don’t always get it right, but we try to be a beacon…