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posticon Is It Really True That All Is As It Should Be? by John Cali

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My spirit guides are fond of reminding folks, including me, all is as it should be. But is that really true?

The past couple weeks, the United States, especially the northeastern part, has been wracked with a series of devastating storms, including the monster Hurricane Sandy. Many people were killed, injured, and left homeless. It could take weeks or months for them to recover.

When we witness events like that, and all the other disturbing news we see nearly every day, I wonder how anyone, even the spirits, can say “All is as it should be.”

It’s been unusally busy around here recently, with several unexpected developments.… Read more

posticon What I learned From the Blizzard of ’79 by John Cali

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Last week’s Hurricane Sandy brought back my memories of a fierce storm from an earlier generation. Way back in 1979 my family and I were living in the suburbs of Washington, DC. In those days that area rarely got the severe storms they’ve seen in recent years. So the sudden blizzard of 1979 came as a shock, especially since it was just a few weeks before spring was supposed to start.

In our town, 30 miles west of Washington, we got 40 inches of snow, all in one night.Read more

posticon Why Do Disasters Like Hurricane Sandy Happen? by John Cali

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As you all know, Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas along the United States east coast last week. Among the hardest-hit were the metropolitan New York and New Jersey areas.

Many folks are still reeling from the shock and the aftermath of that storm. Damage has been estimated at $50 billion. Nearly a million New York and New Jersey homes and businesses had no electricity, and vehicle fuel is in short supply.

According to weather forecasters, tonight another storm, a so-called “nor’easter,” will descend on the United States’ mid-Atlantic and northeastern coastal areas, including New York and New Jersey.Read more