Remembering the attacks of Sept. 11

We will all remember the events and the losses of Sept. 11, 2001, this weekend. Here's a site that tells the story about the memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York City. Read on.

The names

There is so much information about that day and how it reverberated in our lives and continues to do so. Here is the site for the 911 Memorial. It's got a lot of information, and its companion guide on the site with all the names is perfect for learning and remembering. The 2,983 names of the men, women and children killed in the attacks of Sept. 11 and Feb. 26, 1993, are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin memorial pools, located in the footprints of the Twin Towers, according to the site. Take some time to explore it.


Fashion fans

Uni Watch debuted in May 1999 as a sports column in the The Village Voice, and ESPN picked up the work of Paul Lukas in 2004. It's a great blog that zeroes in on sports uniforms in amazing detail. You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy, but it helps. And you'll have to see what he said about the University of Maryland's new football uniforms and helmets. Here's a taste: "Terps were in court jester mode. For some reason I kept thinking the players looked like living chess pieces."

Sports stories

Joe Posnanski is among my favorite sports writers. He pens his work for Sports Illustrated, which continues to pump out great sports journalism in its magazine, as it should be. But Joe also has lots to say, so he keeps a blog that's full of his views and ideas. He even tips you on to his SI work. It's all good. Give it a read.

Flying squirrel

I love the Freakonomics blog. You should too. Here's one dispatch you have to watch: a guy in a flying squirrel suit that coasts the air down a mountain. It's amazing. The folks at Freak wonder how many physics calculations had to take place with this flight. It's great. And it highlights science all around us. Make it a regular web stop.


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