Archive for September, 2005

Step up for the Cure

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Here is where I will be this weekend: I have no idea how hard 24 hours of stair running might be, but I imagine it will sorely test our limits. When I make it through I will be sure to pass on what I have learned.


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Andre Agassi defeated James Blake in the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis tournament a few moments ago. This in itself is not amazing unless you consider that Blake has been playing the tennis of his life and was up 2 sets 6-3 6-3 against the 35 year old Agassi. ...

Katrina: Beyond Superdome

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Watching the news in the last few days following the disaster in Katrina's wake has provided lots of opportunity to remember what we take for granted in modern society. Many of the images of anarchy and unattended suffering recalled my (probably flawed) memory of Mad Max movies. Imagining oneself in ...

Drowning New Orleans – A Modern Tragedy

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

While I don't want to distract the reality and immediacy of the disaster in the New Orleans area, a friend pointed out this October 2001 article to me and it is hard not to reflect on our prescience of this event: "A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet ...