The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

9/11 and Me, Miss America and Seamus

Memories from 2001, and how they collide.

Photo by author. Tree at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. I moved back to Oregon from Cambodia in 2001.

“9/11 destroyed my life,” Jovanni wrote in his journal. “I just want to have a normal birthday again.”

Jovanni was my student in 2003. He was a depressed kid which I figured out later. The first few days of school, we were navigating the rules of my English class, going over the syllabus, and playing two…

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Debra Groves Harman, MEd

Debra Groves Harman, MEd

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Top Writer | published memoirist--Love and Loss in Cambodia | EIC The Narrative Arc & The Wind Phone | retired teacher | naturalist | musician | traveler