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As many of you already know, I live in Philadelphia. Right now, as I type this post, I can hear the wind howling out my window. Hurricane Sandy has just about reached the New Jersey coast (a straight 70 mile drive for me). The winds are a precursor of things to come. If the weather forecasters are correct, it will be a storm to behold.

The picture above is of Atlantic City. The effects of Sandy's power are evident even though it was, at the time of the photo, more than 200 miles offshore. Things are hitting my roof and windows as I type. The powerful weather event is made more incredible by the fact that it will meet up with a Winter Storm Front coming from the West. "The Perfect Storm" is gradually building and Philadelphia is in its direct path.

Things like this help to put life in perspective. Worries about money, sports teams, school, and just about everything else, except for our loved ones and the necessities of life - love, food, shelter, and...hmm - that's about it, are all that matter.

Sure,,,once it passes, people will - most likely - fall back into their usual ways and succumb to their regular patterns. But, for some that won't be so easy or even possible. Sadly, some people may die. For others, their homes may be quite damaged. Flooding may disrupt travel, power outages may make it almost impossible to resume "normal life" for weeks. Maybe, just maybe, a sizable portion of the 60 million people that this storm will effect will look at life a bit more holistically. Perhaps they'll recognize what is really important and throw off so many of the things that they previously thought were.

By the time most of you read this, you will know what the damage was, how people reacted, and what the residual affects of the storm are. Hopefully, there will be lots of stories about good people doing kind things and also...how so many of us can now see how important the simple pleasures of life really are.


Greg Ferens
10/30/2012 12:39:49 am

Hope all goes well for you my friend!

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Dan Goldberg
10/30/2012 10:07:00 pm

Thanks so much Greg!

All my best,
Dan

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Gail Haines
10/30/2012 01:16:18 am

Looking forward to your reflections on post storm recovery. Situations such as this certainly boils away the rubbish we live our lives behind all too frequently.

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Dan Goldberg
10/30/2012 10:09:30 pm

Yes...I believe they'll be very interesting from the looks of things Gail. And you're right about the rubbish!

All my best,
Dan

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Marisol Bryan
10/30/2012 02:22:50 am

Hope it treats you kindly..

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Dan Goldberg
10/30/2012 10:10:30 pm

Marisol,

Thank you for your kindness!

All my best,
Dan

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Doug Honeywill
10/30/2012 03:43:25 am

Prayers and best wishes from your Aussie mate . . . stay safe Dan :)

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Dan Goldberg
10/30/2012 10:11:43 pm

Doug,

I greatly appreciate your kind words!

All my best,
Dan

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Saif Rahman
10/30/2012 12:31:53 pm

DAN... PRAYING FOR YR SAFE LIVING & WELL -BEING.

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Dan Goldberg
10/30/2012 10:16:14 pm

Saif,

Thank you so much my friend!

All my best,
Dan

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:18:00 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:18:38 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:19:12 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:19:29 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:20:09 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:21:03 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:23:37 am

Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively Greetings from the UK, Sir.

I'm not sure how I found you on here, only that I did. I believe fate has brought you to me. I like the posters you have created and I have enjoyed very much, the blogs that you have written and which I've read so far. I can relate to all that I've read and I've found them to be uplifting and inspirational. I'm not sure how I become part of your 'following', but I look forward to reading more (I have only touched, briefly, the list of topics).

I hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK unscathed. We have, of course, here in the UK, been following the news and the devastating effects the hurricane has had on a great many Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and hope their recovery will be as swift as it can be. We said prayers for you all at my Spiritualist Church on Sunday.

God Bless you.

Suzanne Tennant
Bottisham
Cambridgeshire
UK

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Suzanne
11/6/2012 06:29:26 am

I didnt realize my comments had been submitted, therefore, please accept my apologies for the countless repeats of my message.......how embarrassing! :-)

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