Friday, September 10, 2010

A Thought Upon This Day, Nine Years after 9/11.

This past week, I've had to cope with a lot of decisive behaviors - both personally and professionally. And the news has been filled with stories of those who would take this day and exploit it for various reasons, turning people against one another for no reason other than to fuel their own sense of personal importance.

Today, I've decided to take a stand and say no to all efforts to divide me from the rest of humanity. To remember that whether we are Black, White, Muslim, Christian, DC, Marvel, Mac, PC or whatever great divides seem to separate us most of the time, we are all people.

So for today - if only today - let's all try and be excellent to one another, despite our differences.

With that in mind, I've elected to share a page from a comic that is very special to me.

In the recent past I've come down hard on Marvel Comics and I've been severely critical of J. Michael Straczynski's recent work. But in this instance, published a little under nine years ago, I think they got it exactly right.


  1. I remember in the days and weeks afterwords all sorts of editorial comic strips showing all of America coming together. On all the previous anniversaries of this day we put aside politics and remembered those who died.
    But this year we forgot.