Photo taken from my office rooftop, 19th Street. 2000.

The first time I ever drank Jack Daniels whiskey was also my last. 18 years ago today in Brooklyn, New York, I found myself drinking it just a couple of hours after the World Trade Center had been attacked and destroyed, just a few miles away. Ian and I had stood on the rooftop of our apartment building looking at the familiar skyline of lower Manhattan and seen with our own eyes a plane flying into the second tower, and then, a few minutes later both…