Thursday, October 8, 2015

Week of October 4, 2015

Sometimes one posts a newsletter article on his or her blog and then feels the need to post a retraction.  Per last week's first few paragraphs poo-pooing the potency of prophecy, I'll let Colbert, the new host of The Late Show, commentate my retraction:

The Palmetto State did, indeed, seem to be somewhat of a target for this tango of low pressure systems.  As I write, many of those working around the clock to restore our infrastructure and who had worked around the clock earlier to rescue those who didn't seem to get the memo...

...still feel the apocalyptic weight of this recent flood event.  Yet, in the wake of this watery destruction, I've observed the collective heart of community in the readiness of the average Jane and Joe to bring the same relief to others that they themselves would like to feel.  Amid suffering, there are glimmers of joy; and, on many fronts I find I'm wrong about people.  Thus, I rediscover hope.

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