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September 11, 2011 AMAZING NEW YORK ON 9/11/11Today on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, I am happy to report that I have no intention of ever leaving this city again. My roots have been set. I lived in New York in 2001 and I on 9/11 was on vacation/recuperating in Atlanta with my parents. By the grace of God, I was not in New York because I was finishing up a job where I was fighting for union rights for the editorial staff of a pretty large media company. I was 24 and full of fire. I would take on the establishment, I didn't care. That's the beauty of New York. I can be young and I can change the world. It took me a couple of years to return to New York. I already had a weak stomach for the subways. For that, I can thank rats and construction re-routing that would leave me lost in parts of Brooklyn I didn't even know, although I spent so many summers there as a child.

But last night as I sat staring out the A-train window, buzzing back uptown from a writer's workshop in th…

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