[interview with Roger T. Pipe, 12/01] It hit me very close to home. I came out of Syracuse University in 1993.
By early 1994 I was a licensed broker and was in the World Trade Center
2 for 4-1/2 years as a stockbroker. I worked in that
building and had I still been a broker, I would have been in that
building at the time. I would have been at my desk or in transit under
that building. I know people in that building who died, there are
places I used to have lunch in every day that are not there any more.
It affected me in a very personal way. My best friend recently lost his
job to layoffs following that event. This is a crazy world we live in,
but all of these things we've been talking about, porn and the racism
in this business pale in comparison to the bigger issues in the world.
I have no complaints compared to what these people have to deal with. I
am blessed in so many ways.