Where Were You on 9/11?

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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. On Monday, September 10, 2001, I started a job with Duke University's Office of Student Development. I was paid $9.68/hour to answer the phones and greet visitors and, on my second day, try to convince panic-stricken parents all over the world that Durham, North Carolina, was not under attack (as far as I knew). What were you doing that Tuesday morning?

2. By now most new college students are settled into their dorms and getting into a routine, but still feeling a little overwhelmed. If you could go back and give your one-month-into-college self any advice, what would it be?

3. There's a good chance some of you have added children to your lives since the last time I asked this question: what children's books do you recommend? New ones, classics, whatever you like.

Two notes: The Haiku Trivia Contest winners are coming later today, and tomorrow, like so many Super Bowl MVPs, I'm going to Disney World. You're in good hands here; some combination of Ethan, Mangesh and Andréa will be watching the store, and all your favorite regulars will be doing their regular (spectacular) thing. Have a great week!

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