Sept. 11: 2 blue skies, 2 memories

It will always be the first thing I think of on Sept. 11.

It remains one of the most beautiful blue September skies I've ever seen.

A couple of things.

First, I find it hard to believe it's been 16 years since we all first looked on in horror as a plume of gray smoke altered that blue sky - and our lives - forever.

And I now have a second blue sky connected to that day that continues to haunt me.

I explain it in my weekly Letter From the Editor.