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Category Archives: Hurricane
Maria- a year later
My sister asked me recently how Puerto Rico is doing one year after the hurricane. (I refer to Maria even though PR was effected by Irma as well). To me my daily routine feels much like it did before … Continue reading
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100+ days after
While our life has returned to relative normal (aside from periodic power outages when they work in the area, which results in the darkening of major stop lights on the highway – whahoo! Free for all!), life is far from … Continue reading
Puerto Rico se levanta
Puerto Rico rises. It’s the new slogan after Maria. When we returned one of the first things I noticed was the abundance of PR flags on cars and houses. Displays of local pride were always on the low side here … Continue reading
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The show must go on…even in the dark
When a major tragedy strikes a wide population, there’s an urgency to return to normal as soon as possible. However ‘normal’ has a new look to it post-Maria. I personally wanted to wrap myself in a cozy hammock until life … Continue reading
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Life still in limbo- post Maria
We returned to Puerto Rico last Sunday. I had a cacophony of emotions knowing that the Puerto Rico I’ve lived in for three years wouldn’t be the one I was returning to. How much was back to normal (would it … Continue reading
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Birthdays on the fly
My kids were very curious about Hurricane Maria. Thankfully they were never scared. The only concern my son had, was when I told him we were going to Wisconsin he quietly asked, “Are we going to have my birthday in … Continue reading
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Maria – immediate aftermath
The rush wore off. Time to take stock on the day after. Already at 7am the neighbors started creeping out of their houses. I with my phone – which for the next week was nothing more than my camera – … Continue reading
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Twelve hours of Hurricane Maria – the day
I’m writing this in my car, where I will sleep tonight. We’ll get to that reason later … Today is Tuesday. Hurricane Maria hit last Wednesday and it feels like a month ago. Hurricane Irma, last year. A week and … Continue reading
Hurricane Maria: the emotions before
I realized preparing for a hurricane is like waiting to give birth for the first time. You know approximately when it’s going to come but have no idea how the event will pan out, how horrible/wonderful/painful it will be. You … Continue reading
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