Tag Archives: charity

Beirut Blast: Ammonium Nitrate and Human Nature

Update (August 12, 2020) “Beirut port resumes partial operations a week after explosion” Al Jazeera (August 12, 2020) “…According to Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister, the port is now operating to unload vessels for merchants. “‘There are 12 cranes out of … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Disasters, Deaths, Decisions

I figure the best way to deal with a hurricane or typhoon is to be somewhere else. That’s not always possible, so ‘how to survive’ advice generally talks about how to cope with wind, rain and flooding. Some advice may … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Collections

The neighborhood parish took a second collection again today. This week’s was to help folks hit by Hurricane Irma. The one before that was for those affected by Harvey. Folks in the Caribbean, Gulf Coast, and Florida weren’t the only … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey

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

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment