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My husband and I are members of Generation X: The many, the hapless, the skeptical and disinterested.
A generation also known as slackers.
We're the generation defined by MTV and grunge musicians from Seattle whose flannel and combat boots were more of a fashion statement than a necessity. We're the generation criticized for having no real causes, interests or issues.
Until Sept. 11 - a day that has redefined my generation.
My husband's cousin - also a Gen-Xer - works about four blocks from Ground Zero.
That became clear to me a couple of weekends ago, when my husband and I visited New York City and made what has become, for many, …