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My Katrina

Prickly Pear in bloom. McMullen County, South Texas. April 2017

When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama answered –

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

A few weeks back I saw some reference to Hurricane Katrina

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Dog Eat Dog

I have been mulling this whole Hurricane Sandy thing over in my mind for the past month.  I posted about it on the blog and the post was one of the lower rated ones I have written.  It elicited many reader comments to the fact that those big city folks were doing everything they could do given their situation.

As Miss Kathy and I watched Sandy swirling up the Eastern Seaboard headed directly for a densely populated metro area, we both agreed this was going to be an unequaled opportunity to observe a disaster of major proportions.  We were interested in

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Studying Sandy

Seems like I have been dealin’ with bad weather situations for a lifetime.  Thinking back on it, maybe I have.  There were the hurricanes to deal with when we lived in South Florida during the ’80s.  There was that little snow storm when we lived in Chattanooga in 1993.  I met Ike firsthand  in 2008 and of course there was Katrina.

Miss Kathy and I were watching Hurricane Sandy spinning up towards the north last week and I told her this was going to be an opportunity to study up on how folks dealt with a serious disruption in their daily

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