Category Archives: weather

The End of the World as We Know It

While the rest of this city concerns itself with more trivial matters, I, for one, am wondering how long it will be until we get nuked.  If you haven’t been paying attention to world affairs lately, South Korea has claimed that North Korea torpedoed one of its warships back in March, and now North Korea has cut off all ties with South Korea as the rest of the world, possibly even China, is backing the South Koreans.  This isn’t the first time tension has flared…

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Waiting for the Light

Monday will be one year since Dad died. In a lot of ways, though, today feels like the anniversary, because the 23rd fell on a Saturday last year. Having his death on a Saturday afternoon was especially painful for me, because when we were younger he’d always take me out to the mall to shop and play video games. (I’m only now beginning to realize that this was mostly done to get me out of the house for a few hours so Mom could have…

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The End of the World as We Know It

Perhaps my memory is faulty, but when I was younger it seemed like there were a lot of hurricanes in the Gulf Coast that people worried would be "The Big One," that wound up diverting just in time to spare New Orleans from a direct hit. That’s the reason why, when Hurricane Katrina was headed towards the area three years ago, I really didn’t take it as seriously as I otherwise would have as it was nearing landfall; part of me assumed that it would…

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What’s that ball of fire in the sky?

My first "summer" course ended this past Thursday, and after grading a bunch of portfolios I got to go right back to teaching the exact same course again a second time. I love teaching dearly, but I signed up for these classes back before Dad died, and I’m beginning to worry that I need a break soon to help me recharge and take care of a number of things I’ve been neglecting these past few months. I only have a dozen students in this class,…

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Moving On

About a half-hour ago I finished the last of my students’ portfolios from this past semester; I’m waiting a little while here to allow some people who had problems submitting things to me to get some last papers e-mailed to me, but then tomorrow afternoon I’ll be submitting their grades. Contrary to what I thought earlier, I actually do get a week off before the next semester starts, and I probably need that time off right now more than ever. In addition to catching up…

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