Storm Warning

Lessons From the End of a Marriage

It’s always weird waiting for a storm.

What used to be hours of warnings heralded by a threatening sky and whistling wind has been stretched to days announced over panicked bits and bytes even while the sun continues to smile.

The advance notification is so important for saving lives and protecting property.

Yet it also leads to unnecessary worry and unwarranted anxiety.

I don’t think we’ve evolved as fast as technology in this arena.

We’re as likely to be destroyed by the media hype as by the storm.

Here’s hoping that Joaquin is more bark than bite.

And that the media has to find something else to sink its teeth into.

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