I was going farther and farther out into the sea and all I saw were tips of coconut trees starting to disappear into the swelling water. Suddenly, I saw a child hugging tightly to a floating coconut tree.
Sandy came, and before she arrived, it was all about Me. Me in my house. Me in my day job. Me, my aspirations and my battles with my lessons. Me, not doing what Me like to be doing. Me and my senseless emotional life. There were so many Me's, I forgot I was only one.
We were looking forward to retirement without fear the afternoon of September 8, 2008. At 10 p.m. that same night, I turned on the TV and saw Hurricane Ike in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the storm that changed our lives forever.
To be clear, the male-dominated comic-book genre has had a fair share of misplaced notions around gender and ethnicity. But I think that the case of X-Men's Storm brings up interesting ideas as to how we can get in touch.
During the storm and in the wake of devastation, safe and secure in my apartment, which blessedly retained its electricity, the WWII anthem "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh) entered my consciousness, a reminder of those war-torn days.
In the next four years, it is my belief that President Barack Obama will get the job done -- with Republican cooperation or without it. But I hope America will take note if the McConnell policy of total non-cooperation continues.
Frankenstorm is coming. We are officially in hoarding mode, and we are not ashamed. Forget the Spam, the Saltines, the crackers and the peanut butter; here are 10 recipes to make-ahead, to whip up from your pantry.
Just as the major currency of Hollywood is fame, here in the Washington area we deal in power: Who has it? How much? On the last day of June, many of us were reminded of what it means to be completely powerless -- literally.
We lost 17,000 acres of corn worth over six million dollars in one county alone from the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in my upstate New York Congressional District. Not surprisingly, some in Washington, DC are playing politics, even now.