Let me say publicly that DonBoy’s answer exudes a combination of intuitive genius and confidence that make me think DonBoy is going to do big things in his life. -- Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics blog)
Sunday, September 12, 2004
The Children of 9/11

Marianne Fitzpatrick knew her children would ask many questions, and no matter how hard it is to answer them, she always tries. One recent summer day, it was she who began the conversation that is now a central theme of their lives.

"Where is Daddy?"

"Daddy's in heaven," answered 3-year-old Caralyn, her blue eyes watching for an approving nod.

"How do you get to heaven?"

"Somebody kills you," answered Brendan.
Despite that, not as unremittingly grim as you might think.

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