Still standing…

Six days left. It appears Hurricane Sandy is the October Surprise folks have wondered about. The unexpected size and devastation in the super storm’s wake (it still hasn’t finished with the states, though the storm has finally dissolved across the lower part of Canada) leaves a lot of questions  unanswered. The storm’s intensity has surprised Read More …

Hatches battened…

The DC Metro region has been in increasing panic mode for two days, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. People have cleared store shelves of flashlights (though not batteries, so much), milk, bread, eggs, toilet paper and water. The governments (local and federal) have shut down tight for the day, or offered liberal leave to those Read More …

East Coast Preparations for Frankenstorm

UPDATE: A MORE PERFECT STORM: SANDY COULD MAKE U.S. HISTORY As the East Coast braces for monster ‘Frankenstorm’, I learned something new today. Morning Edition had a news story about preparing for the storm and mentioned calling 311 as a non-emergency number for reporting downed trees and such. I had no idea such a service existed, so Read More …

Ok, here’s what’s been brewing over the last couple of days….

I woke up to a nightmare that a polite but firm thief was in my house, taking whatever he wanted while we just sat back and didn’t call 911. Now that I’m awake, I find it’s absolutely true, only it’s not my house or my laptop that’s been broken into. Yes, as far as I Read More …