[Originally Published: April 19, 2008]
“Teachers teach that knowledge waits”
April 19, 1995 – 7:55am Edmond, OK – Every morning before my 9th grade Biology class I would listen to music on my Discman while waiting for the professor to arrive. On this particular day, my musical selection had been Bob Dylan and the Band’s Before the Flood. The last track I listened to that morning was a favorite of mine It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – little did I know the impact that song would have on me that day…not to mention the rest of my life.
“My eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards”
9:04am – We had originally thought that the construction project taking place at our high school was responsible for the shaking that had occurred a couple of minutes earlier. Moments later, another professor brought in a TV and turned it on to News Channel 9. Through clouds of smoke and people running this is what we witnessed:
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