9/11 - The Day Everything Changed

 

9-11 was a pivotal point in the life of SimVentions. I’ll never forget the day. I was in Orlando leading a Simulation forum with just over fifty people in the room. The conference chair unexpectedly poked her head in the middle of my session, quietly made her way to me with a clear look of concern.  

“Paul. Sorry to interrupt, but the World Trade Center just was hit by a plane, and so was the Pentagon. They believe it was terrorist attack. And they think there are terrorists still in the air.”  

 I couldn’t believe my ears. “Terrorist attack.” I pondered. Then she added, “We fear that there are still registered attendees flying to this workshop, who may be on some of those planes.” 

When she shared that, my heart stopped.  

Larry and...

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Your History is NOT Your Future!

On this day in history in 1861 -- 160 years ago today as I write this -- a battle broke out that would forever change our world and leave ancestral scars and scabs that still affect us today. But scars and stabs can also be a reminder of hope and healing -- not just hurts.
 
Back in those days, the United States Army held a base in Charleston SC called Fort Sumter. It was designed to protect us from foreign enemies. Few would have ever guessed that it would one day be attacked and overtaken by civilians from our own homeland. It's the first scar of many that would take place over the next 4 years.
 
You see a number of civilians in southern states were upset with the results of the election and the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. They were not happy that an anti-slavery party had taken up residency in the White House. They felt threatened.
 
SC had been the first to declare secession from the United States - a few other states then followed suite. They called...
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