So today is 9/11, six years later. The day has faded a great deal in my mind and if it weren’t for my diary, I probably wouldn’t remember any details. And sometimes, I think it’s better that way.

Here in the office, it’s a poignant day for many people. The north side of our building looks down directly on the Pentagon and there were many people in the building who saw the plane go into the Pentagon. It’s a kind of somber day here, therefore, not helped much by the rain.

Also, it’s Tuesday, and if I remember correctly, September 11, 2001 was also a Tuesday.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.