A wise man once said: “There is nothing new under the sun“, which is typically accepted as valid. Today, however, the headline, “Everything Changed, Nothing Changed” (page A10 of a September 11, 2016 Los Angeles Times)  caught my attention. As I read the corresponding article covering the 5th anniversary of 9/11, I was struck by the varying perspectives which exist concerning an event I personally thought was cut and dry, and in so doing, realized this “wise man” may not have captured the whole story. While it is true that history repeats itself (over and over and over again), it’s also true each person has their own unique human experience and paradigm – their own lens through which they interpret events from as little as a five-year window. Thus, any historical event can impact people quite differently and for some people, certain life events, although in the past (recent or otherwise), may seem new. Fortunately for us, as collectors of historic newspapers, we have the opportunity to read a vast array of perspectives covering a wide range of situations as presented the day they were first reported, and are provided with a much broader scope of humanity than what we merely see around us. Just one more thing to love about this hobby!