I was still working at AG Edwards in their IT department. Very little got done that day, as there was a television in the hallway that was constantly set to the financial news network, which like every other news network, focused on that morningâ€™s events. And when half the department is standing in the hallway watching television, not very much gets done. When not in the hallway, I was at my desk. Had to look like I was doing something. But I was following the news on the Dow Jones Newswires.
It was a Tuesday, so that evening I was at Writerâ€™s Group. There were more people there than one might expect. Why werenâ€™t we with family? We were. Which shouldnâ€™t be interpreted as a slight against our biological families. But weâ€™d either spent several hours that day already with them, or knew we would in the days to come.