Sometimes we get our eyes off of what really should be the focus, don't we? We allow the enemy to distract us, to bombard us with chaos, steal our joy, and cause us to doubt what's going on behind the scenes.
For the first time, the international community has set itself a clear objective that -- if achieved -- will spare us all from the worst ravages of global warming. We need Europe to stand side-by-side with us as it did in Paris.
In the book turned latest Disney action movie The Finest Hours, Chris Pine plays real-life Coast Guard hero Bernie Webber. In February 1952 Webber and his crew of three saved 32 of 33 sailors trapped on the stern end of the Pendleton.
When I bought my house, which the bank owns but kindly allows me to pay for, I was thrilled to have a big yard with lots of beautiful trees. Apparently, the trees don't feel the same, which is why, after a recent storm, the oak was on me.
What you probably won't hear about very much in the coverage looking back at Katrina is the enormous impact this disaster had on people with disabilities. They, too, were disproportionately affected, but just not because of Mother Nature.