Tag: Hurricane Irma

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Some employees at a consulting firm where I used to work years ago, told me about a news site called Koenig’s International News. Bill Koenig is a writer and journalist as well as a White House correspondent. I discovered a book he wrote in 2004 called, “Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing […]

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On the first day that I took my morning walk after Hurricane Irma, I saw this giant tortoise in the distance. It sat quite still, and I was amazed at its poise, its markings and its size. I’d never seen a tortoise that large (across the street on grass). As I got closer, however, I […]

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Americans watched with forlorn fascination as devastating hurricanes laid waste to stretches of Florida and Texas. Hoover research fellow Alice Hill explains how the nation can better prepare for future natural disasters. The key word is “resilience.”

Irma Not So La Douce

 

Damage from Hurricane Irma

As some of you know, the northwest part of the eye wall from Hurricane Irma passed right over our house in southwest Florida this weekend. We took the worst part of that hurricane and we took it for two hours straight. Our family is fine, our house is essentially undamaged and we are starting to get our lives back together now, three days since it passed us.

Here are a few observations from the experience:

Waiting in the Wings

 

I didn’t sign up to be in this show. But, they say, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime production, dynamic and full of mystery and drama, with a cast of thousands! I say, no thanks, it’s just not my thing.

And then they say, but you did sign up — 10 years ago. You’re contract is solid; you’re in for the full run.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back from vacation.  Before discussing the day’s martinis, they remember the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and why we must remember what happened that day.  Then they welcome the news that Hillary Clinton will never run for office again and laugh as she blames the “godforsaken electoral college” among many other factors for her defeat last year.  They also shake their heads as a tongue-in-cheek Facebook page encouraging people to “Shoot at Hurricane Irma” gets the media and even law enforcement very alarmed.  And they sigh as the major networks once again send their reporters into fierce storms, somehow thinking we won’t believe there is a hurricane unless we see their people getting hammered by the rain and wind.