In the summer of 2041, 71-year-old Diane O’Connor invites Friar Antonio Ortiz to her home in Queens. The reason is nothing short of mysterious: she has a request for him, which entails giving him a letter and a recording…Continue
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Out of tragedies come heroes and miracles…
At 9:59 a.m. on September 11, 2001, Diane O’Connor’s life as a firefighter’s wife changes forever, shattering her faith. Four decades later, a note still hangs on her kitchen cabinet in Queens,…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 25, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments
Here's a holiday gift idea for your little girl or girls: My Sister is My Best Friend, by Nicole Weaver.
My Sister is My Best Friend is a children's picture book for ages 2 to 7 written in three languages: English, Spanish…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 2, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments
Large clouds of smoke were darkening the sky and screams of pain, fear and helplessness were deafening the big apple. It was chaos: Nobody knew what was happening. A cold intense fear spread across the city and on the faces of the people when they realized they were under attack; terrorists had infiltrated the country. That heartbreaking tragedy had awakened the world on September 11, 2001.
Today, I am watching the program, “9/11: Ten Years Later” with my baby. I can’t…Continue
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Added by Heather Jones on September 11, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
So I said to myself, “Self…you have been sorely neglecting your duties as Mayor of late…”. Myself responded with a rude gesture & a string of expletives that made even me blush. Then I was clocked over the head with a calendar. A sad reminder that September is looming, & with it, the two things I struggle with the most…the loss of my babies back to the school system, & the impending arrival of…Continue
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