Dodging a bullet is a loaded description nowadays. We dodged a weather bullet generated during the aftermath of Ida, a destructive deadly storm that stretched from New Orleans to New England. 

Many did not; as of now forty-five people lost their lives, and many more lost multi millions in property damage.


Deadly remnants of Hurricane Ida

A bonus of the ubiquitousness of cellphones is that we had plenty of warning  that the remnants might come and when the tornado was finally sighted we headed for the basement — again.

In our neck of the woods, three tornadoes struck;  millions in property loss; but, no apparent loss of life in Anne Arundel County!


Just one thing after another!

The weather bullet coincided with a hard news week.  So much sadness and confusion — fear and loss — continues. What’s more, friends and family — and strangers — seem to be getting blindsided and slammed as harshly as the people in Ida’s path.

So much I can’t make sense of.  Acceptance . . . ain’t easy . . . but it is the first step. 

Writing still helps — aware that words should be tools and not weapons.  

However, in a recent interview Brian Lamb CSpan’s founder, said,

 Too many of us are like transmitters when we need to be receivers.  

 Whoa . . . 

Shades of a music memory surfaced: You Talk too Much!


Dear reader, I hope you receive this sweet promise over the static of 24/7 news — God’s clear message even today:

When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior. ~Isaiah 43:1-4, The Message



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