Mazed and Confused

WARNING: The following post is totally corny but somewhat “ah-maze-ing.” No, its not the corn maze itself, which is impressive…

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Danger Lurking in Your Mailbox

Do you remember 10 years ago when it was becoming a scary thing to open the mail? In the weeks following the September 11th attacks details began coming forward about letters sent through the United States Postal Service laced with anthrax. Over a two month period nearly 20 people were infected with anthrax and five died, including Connecticut’s Ottilie Lundgren (a 94 year-old widow from Oxford).

Heading to the mailbox, for some, became something to have anxiety over. No longer was our biggest complaint about unwanted credit card offers and other junk mail. Instead, our treasured catalogs and cards from friends were now potential weapons. While the government officials asserted that Lundgren wasn’t targeted, it was almost more unsettling. Were random mailboxes vulnerable to terrorism?

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One Thing We May Have Forgotten from 9/11

Photo by: Thomas E. Franklin // The Record

No need to “remember,” as for many we have never forgotten the attacks on the United States of America that occurred on September 11, 2001. We remember where we were, we remember the emotions that we felt that day, or the lack thereof due to the shock. It was 10 years ago, but it seems like yesterday.

One thing we, collectively, seem to have forgotten was that spirit of unity that swept the nation 9/12/01 and in the days and weeks following. Marketplace Money‘s Bob Moon summed it up best: Read more of this post