Some tips for weathering hurricane season

Come June 1, the 2014 Hurricane Season begins. Although it is forecasted to be a mild season due to the El Niño Southern Oscillation phenomenon and relatively cool water temperatures, it only takes one major hurricane to detrimentally impact both coastal and inland communities – causing destruction to property, the crippling economic burden of rebuilding and loss of life.

Everything was more than worth it in the end

When I was young, I would rummage through my mother’s dresser drawers. I loved her, and so I wanted a glance into her life – the details of her preferences, the objects of her comfort, the evidence of her history. I remember seeing a flash of bright red underneath old T-shirts, just enough to allow curiosity to replace whatever mission I was on before.