Sunday, September 11, 2011


Join us in supporting our friends at the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 18.  It's at the Borough Hall station.  For directions and list of events, visit

Visit the Big Heart Writers booth and meet the following authors:

10:00 am -12:30 pm

       Jean Joachim

       Christina Conroy

       Allie Boniface

12:45 - 3:15 pm

       Long Island Romance Writers of America

       Mingmei Yip

       Tara Haff

3:30 - 6:00 pm

       Hope Tarr

       Leanna Renee Heiber

Rain or Shine, Join Us.  



By Maria Ferrer

I remember hearing the news from a train conductor as I was riding in to work.

I remember coming out of the train station to find an empty coffee kiosk and people gathered at the corner.

I remember the anger that someone would dare bomb us again.

I remember the pride in knowing the towers were hit but hadn’t fallen.

I remember the black cloud of dust roaring in anger across the sky as first one and then the second tower fell.

I remember the shock, the pain, the fear, the debris, the soot and the long walk home through darkness.

I remember the phone calls from family and friends anxious to know my status.

I remember my own calls to family and friends eager to know theirs.

I remember the lost.

I remember the heroes.

I remember the search posters that papered everything and everywhere.

I remember the roll call.

I remember the two beams of light soaring into the skies on the anniversary.

I remember that I’m proud to be an American.

I remember that there are still men and women fighting for our freedom.

I remember to thank God that I am here and my loved ones are safe.

I remember that I must live each moment as it were my last.

I remember.

Do you?