(This story is intended to be an inspirational tale)
Has it been eight years already?
I realize that many of my articles have a tendency to be a form of gonzo history, in which I insert myself into the bigger picture of history.
That might be because my AP History teacher (as a senior in 2001) would always tell me to see, "the forest from the trees." Later that year, I could not help but notice a single dead tree within a forest along Old San Jose Road through the Santa Cruz Mountains.
I was in New York on September 1, 2001, which is when I took the included picture from the Liberty Island Ferry, a day that fundamentally shaped my outlook and actions on the future, when I was still coming of age at 18. It is also why I deferred from moving to NYC, and instead resolved to blogging.
While I have made myself a thorn in the side of some, it is only because I am an incorrigible asker of big questions, though I only do so to improve others, not denigrate. Yet, their response would be, "well, who are you to question me?" Guess what? I am an American, that's who.
(By the way, I am not trying to equate myself with Hu...
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