With the event of Hurricane Sandy, many of us have been living in pre-modern conditions for days. My brother and I bought and axe and began cutting and splitting the logs from fallen trees in our neighborhood just to keep warm. Thankfully we have a gas-fired water heater, but most in our town have no hot water or electricity. It’s going on six days now that utilities have been unavailable, and while it was quaint for a day or two, we are now getting in to dangerous territory.
Those of you who are unaffected by this tragedy may see pictures on the news, but a few short clips don’t do justice to the situation that is unfolding before us here in New York. It has both broken my heart and filled me with pride at the same time.