— Jenny Neill


I imagined myself writing an impassioned call for donations today. In fact, I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days now. I’d figured I’d look over the usual organizations that provide support for disasters and choose a few to highlight. Thing is, Hurricane Sandy, was extraordinary in its power, size, and impact. It turns out that the recovery is pretty remarkable too.

Sandy Damage

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I resisted owning a smartphone for a long time. I had my reasons, many of which revolved around not allowing the complications of using new or rapidly changing technology to invade my “off” time. But, I got over that about a year and a half ago. I joined many others and became an iPhone user, though I’m certainly not as proselytizing about it as some people are. One feature I have never used is FaceTime. And, though I have been in numerous video conferences, I have never liked them. Being on camera, even when the focus was not on me, was disconcerting.

Eye Contact

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Kunz.

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