Weather Warning Paradoxes

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans   No question, weather warnings are critical.  Despite the unpredictability of nature, preparation is important regardless of how eminent the danger might be.  Despite the president’s reallocation of billions from FEMA funds as fires rage in California and the Gulf Coast areas face a rare, not since 1959, twofer where double trouble hurricanes might …

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Maintaining in the Pandemic

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans       I’ve got no complaints.  Regular calls around the world tell me every day how lucky we are.  We have a roof over our heads, so we in fact can shelter-in-place, and that’s not true for hundreds of millions.  We have food to eat and children who scold us for not being more …

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A Funeral Processional

ACORN

New Orleans       I didn’t know Rev. William Barnwell or his family well, but I knew them for a long time and in many different capacities. I first met Barnwell and some of his family when we were organizing the Household Workers Organizing Committee, a union of domestic workers in New Orleans in 1978-79.  The …

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