Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Natural and unnatural disasters -

When I was in fifth and sixth grade we lived in a home overlooking the Mississippi River.  It was a paradise.   At some point though the hill in the back began to buckle the basement wall.  When it came to whether homeowner's insurance would cover repairs, there was a great deal of discussion of natural and unnatural disasters.   I think we all look closely at what is covered under our policies.  Where I live most people choose to pay extra for earthquake coverage. Even there the deductible is large and a huge catastrophe would mean the new start would be minimal.  

I have not commented on the Deepwater Horizon disaster.   Sometimes things hit me so hard I need time to process them. I've been with the beauty of the moon these last few nights and the early rising of the light.   I think Bob Herbert comments well on the travesty that has gone on as corporations have trampled in greed what deserves respect.  I think we all feel that oil spreading and the damage it does.  I was in summer school at UCSB when the beaches were covered with tar.  It is pain one doesn't forget.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/opinion/29herbert.html?th&emc=th
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