Real Life in the Real South

By: Harriette on October 21, 2005 - 11:35am - Add new comment

It's deer season ~ full blown ~ this weekend.

By: Harriette on October 11, 2005 - 12:07pm - Add new comment

Rather than zip around the Internet reading all the speculative journalism and "what if's", I decided to go straight to the source of what I deem the most reliable resource on the current concern regarding the Avian Flu: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to a wealth of information on everything from the Bird Flu to general personal hygiene and its importance for good health can be found there.

I still have a couple of questions: the last significant update by the CDC on

By: Harriette on October 8, 2005 - 8:23am - Add new comment

Chris O'Donnell is thinking about the possible pandemic, too.

But once you read all the articles, they still aren't telling us everything.

At least the New York Times is willing to tell us what we already know ~ especially after watching the fall-out in New Orleans in the Katrina aftermath.

If ever there was a time for self-preservation ~ it is

By: Harriette on October 7, 2005 - 10:25am - Add new comment

Yesterday's news was spinning all over the latest about scientists recreating a flu virus that mirrors the pandemic "outbreak of the Spanish flu virus in 1918 that killed millions" according to this news source.

Then in another article from this morning, it appears that President Bush is pressing "vaccin

By: Harriette on September 22, 2005 - 12:19pm - Add new comment

It is hard to believe how there could be yet another hurricane so soon after the Katrina storm. The greater challenge: to fathom that Hurricane Rita is potentially worse than the one that annihilated the Gulf coast region just weeks ago.

Last night while watching the Weather Channel, Dr. Lyons made the comment that this hurricane was as if it were "a tornado the size of Georgia".... First thing this morning, it was 175 mph; as I am typing Hurricane Rita is 165 mph.

By: Harriette on September 12, 2005 - 1:36pm - Add new comment

I have a great homework assignment for anyone willing: It's T-shirt folding Martha style. Martha Stewart's new television show premiered today and my VCR will be permanently programmed! Finally, some television worth watching!

If you missed the noon programming on the local NBC affiliate, I believe The Learning Channel is carrying it at 6 p.m. each day as well.

By: Harriette on September 12, 2005 - 10:58am - Add new comment

My brain is vacant of words to express the overwhelming heaviness that fills my heart over the Gulf Coast tragedy and all of its aftermath that continues to unfold before us; the road ahead is all too long.

Yesterday was September 11th and the memories of the 2001 events of that day are still raw. While, we flew Old Glory, as our family always has, I felt I should be draping our front porch railings with black swags to mourn the grief that has gripped so many.

It is clear that we are vulnerable: as a society, as a nation and as individuals.

By: Harriette on September 8, 2005 - 2:41pm - Add new comment

Well, we are still reeling from all that remains in the Katrina aftermath; I predict we will for months if not years. But it is all too clear and unfortunate that it is politics as usual and most especially on Capitol Hill. The chaos that ensued from the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina is not some "convenient" game of hot potato w/political spin. But the slithering yetis of politics are just too busy squealing "don't get that on me..." You would think if there was ever a time to drop political agendas and just do the right thing it would be now.

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