On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I had just started second grade. I woke up around 7 a.m. in my home at Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, California, and walked into the living room — part of my daily routine before school.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.