Except to acknowledge what is foremost in many people’s minds today, I really have little to add, except perhaps this:  how especially sad that, for millions of schoolchildren annually, 9/11 is now inextricably linked with what otherwise is an especially hopeful and auspicious time of year for them — specifically, the excitement, anticipation, and novelty associated with a brand new school year.

Over time, instead of 9/11 darkening that experience, hopefully, the spirit of renewal many people associate with Fall and the beginning of a new school year will imbue — and energize — the spirit of 9/11. 

And what better “teachable moment” than using the beginning of each school year to discuss such a signal event and what it means.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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