From September, 2014

Part 5 of 7 from Essays on Weather for a Post-Katrina Society On November 18, 2007, about 250 people gathered in front of the state house in Atlanta, Georgia in an act of extreme desperation. Joined by three ministers and a gospel choir, Governor Sonny Perdue presided, leading the citizens of Georgia in a prayer…

Part 4 of 7 from Essays on Weather for a Post-Katrina Society Click to read parts 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 In February, 2012, the hashtag #nemo was trending throughout social media sites like Twitter and Facebook as a record-breaking blizzard swept the East Coast. The trend immediately…

Media Moralia is a series that examines the changing ethics of media as they are confronted by current events. In this installment, editor Sarah Hamilton addresses the recent celebrity photo hack and its ethical tipping point. We’re caught in a feedback loop of deface and shame, one in which we have become both perps and…

Part 3 of 7 from Essays on Weather for a Post-Katrina Society The similarities between Hurricane Katrina and The Great Okeechobee Hurricane show that the problems of the past still have the potential to drastically alter the status quo of the present, that perhaps old threats are only getting worse. The past decade has dramatically…

Life for both sexes — and I looked at them, shouldering their way along the pavement — is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. It calls for gigantic courage and strength. More than anything, perhaps, creatures of illusion that we are, it calls for confidence in oneself. Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle.…