Saturday, February 13, 2016

If this is the future waiting for me, I don't want it." Spoken by a young girl, those words close Niños Incómodos (Bothersome Children), a video released last week in Mexico to shock, objection, and controversy. It's a viral sensation with more than 2.7 million views.
Sixty-seven years later, Bob Scullin of Pennsauken, N.J., still has dreams of that dark, volcanic island - and the horrors he witnessed there. Iwo Jima. The very name conjures images of ferocious combat.
When Irene made landfall early Sunday, August 28, 2011 in New Jersey it became only the third tropical storm on record to hit land in the state with hurricane-strength winds. (Other hurricane-strength storms have passed offshore.) Thankfully, the hurricane-induced damage and flooding should not happen again soon. If scientific estimates are correct, another hurricane is not likely to pass by the Jersey coast for another 18 years or so.