You’ve already heard about Hurricane Sandy, which’ll hit the U.S. East Coast by early this upcoming week – and which many meteorologists predict will be, in many respects, even worse than Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene last year. (Whether or not it’ll be worse than the nor’easter that crippled the East Coast last year at that time depends on several factors that I’m not anxious to get into.)
I am so not looking forward to Hurricane Sandy, just like I never look forward to any snowstorm as an adult – and for a good reason: a hurricane, like a major snowstorm, ends up disrupting your life and greatly changes your immediate plans. Not to mention the fact that a hurricane or any other major weather event might end your life – which proves that the weather never plays favorites. Not to mention the fact that despite our technology, we can’t alter the weather. (But then, most technology really doesn’t give us the right to play God.)
And the fact that it’ll rain and not snow – at least in my neck of the woods – early next week isn’t comforting, especially when one considers the large-scale property damage that’ll result from Hurricane Sandy after it hits the East Coast. And getting back to a normal life after Hurricane Sandy’s done its work might take even longer than what happened following that nor’easter that occurred in late-October of last year – especially if the various crews in waiting end up working overtime to clean up the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Not to mention the physical and psychological effects that most of us might face in its wake.)
As I mentioned a few paragraphs before, I’m definitely not looking forward to Hurricane Sandy. But then, everybody else living on the East Coast isn’t looking forward to it, either. And considering the problems that we face on a regular basis, the last thing we need right now is a major weather event to help make most of them even worse.
John Lavernoich is the author of the novels Code Name: Chameleons and Chameleons To The Rescue, as well as various non-fiction articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet — to learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his writing achievements, please visit his official website (http://johnlavernoich.sharepoint.com), as well as his pages on Windows Live Spaces (http://cid-ef88d131988ab38f.profile.live.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/john.lavernoich?ref=name), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/jlavernoich), Twitter (http://twitter.com/JLav65), and WordPress (https://johnlav.wordpress.com). Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/JLav65?feature=mhsn) as well as his own Author Spotlight page on Lulu Books‘ website (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Highroad).
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