In the meantime, we leave you with some reading to catch up on in between your end-of-summer barbecues and beach trips (warning: much of it is pretty somber fare!), beginning with the following profiles contributed by members of the Upshot blog team as part of the Yahoo! News "9/11 Remembered" series:
Rachel Rose Hartman: Memorial mission after brother's loss
Chris Moody: Surfer witnesses 9/11 attack
Dylan Stableford: Reporter turns to 9/11 experience during war coverage
We'd also recommend visiting Down But Not Out, a Tumblr blog that two of our colleagues have created as a forum for America's long-term unemployed to share their stories. As we wrote back in July: "It's a beautiful marriage of social media and long-form narrative story-telling." A sample from the latest entry: "I'm 38. Have a 3 year-old-son. I have a Masters and Bachelors in social science (my first mistake) and I wonder why I ever got an education." The rest are here.