It's hard to believe that twelve years has gone by since 9/11/01. We invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, bombed Pakistan, Yemen, and Libya, engaged in multiple raids, including one that killed Osama Bin Laden. Fears of terrorism seem to have faded to background noise. War seems to be the normal state of affairs. The TSA has sometimes mindbogglingly foolish rules, which only seem to reduce our dignity without truly increasing our security. I got married, had kids, buried my father and my father-in-law, moved three times, and changed jobs twice. I have been to war and came back with minimal scars despite some close calls and foolish risks. I guess I don't have much to say these days, since this blog has been so dormant. I just felt the need to say something on this anniversary. I guess the emotional shock has faded and the trivial, tedious parts of life have once again taken up most of my attention on a daily basis.