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Harvey’s in the news, a lot, and probably will be for days. I noticed stuff piling up in my notes, and decided that getting part of my ‘Friday’ post done early was a good idea. Superlatives “Unprecedented?” Maybe In the … Continue reading →
Harvey was still a tropical storm when it went over the eastern Caribbean. That was a little over a week ago. Folks in Barbados were without power for a while. At least one house was destroyed, and more folks had … Continue reading →
The “most disturbing image” gag in Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur comic depends on a fairly common misunderstanding of Catholic belief. The important word in that sentence is misunderstanding. Papal infallibility doesn’t mean that. I’m none too pleased that Catholic beliefs … Continue reading →
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster could have been much worse. But it may have been avoidable. Meltdowns and non-nuclear explosions at the power plant didn’t directly kill anyone. More than 40 patients who were evacuated from a nearby hospital died … Continue reading →