Category Archives: catastrophe

Pandemic! One Hundred Years Later

One hundred years from now, what will people be reading about today’s Coronavirus pandemic?  While the full dire impact of Covid-19 is still unfolding, such a long-range perspective on pandemics can inform and possibly comfort some of us.  Such stories … Continue reading

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On Fire

Blazing sights and sounds dominate the news.  Very young readers may have “tuned out” the U.S. impeachment firestorms, but the vivid, heartrending images of Australia’s animals burned in that country’s worst-ever firestorm season are unforgettable.  These wildfires sparked just as … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

“Weathering the storm” can mean surviving all sorts of difficulties—emotional as well as physical. Since last month’s Typhoon Haiyan seized the Philippines and tornadoes blasted through the U.S. Midwest, though, waves of wind and water have been uppermost on my … Continue reading

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