They say that great minds think alike, but some times my mind is just mediocre, Iím sure. You see, I along with many other artists, and architects from New Jersey, were invited by the State to submit a memorial design to commemorate that tragic day of 9/11. The memorial was to be located at New Jerseys Liberty State Park, which is situated directly across the Hudson River from ground zero. If youíve never been there, itís so close to ground zero, one feels as though you can actually reach out and touch it. Anyway, To get back to the great minds connection. The title of the memorial design I submitted was, ďIn the Shadow of the TowersĒ. It was simply two large slabs of gray granite, slowly rising out of a large grassy area, and slowly climbing for a distance of some one hundred and twenty feet, then finely collimating with two highly polished vertical black granite walls. Walls into which all the names of those lost that day were to be etched. If it were to be viewed from above it would appear to be shadows. How it wasnít selected as the winning memorial design, or even a runner up, Iíll never know. I suspect, the word State, had something to do with it, because it seems that itís always political, provincial fools, who control our destiny. I guess what Iím saying is, I couldnít agree with your thoughts about 9/11 more.
Weíre all poets, only some of us write it down. JC 9/27/08
Anyone who has the courage to disagree, deserves all do respect. JC 4/28/08
Life is a loosing battle, so you might as well live it up.
Life should be like skiing, you have the most fun on the way down. J.C. 8/17/07
Take their word for it, and thatís just what youíll get.
Only the truth is worth the ultimate sacrifice.
Compared to the far right, the far left is somewhere in the middle. J.C. 2/22/06
Iíll be the first to apologies, as long as I get one back.
Itís a happy man, who can laugh at himself.
If youíre looking for a new experience, donít hire someone with a lot of it. J.C. sometime in 1990