How Quickly and Randomly Life Can Change
There is a randomness to life that is sometimes hard to reconcile. Yesterday we had a bad flood here in Frederick MD. The park that abuts my house was covered in water. Fortunately, the water level never reached my house, nor did we lose electricity. It was as if we could witness what nature was […]
As I sit here writing with the names of the dead lost on September 11 being read in the background on TV it’s easy to get very emotional. It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since this terrible tragedy. You can still hear the pain in the voices of the family members as they take turns reading from the list. It must have been very hard coping with their grief all these years. I only hope they are able to find peace at some point.
Leadership Thought #413 – What Disasters Tell Us About Ourselves
There is certain randomness to a natural disaster which is hard to explain. Sure, we have weather forecasters who are diligent about keeping us informed, but even they can’t predict where the damage will be worst and who will be the most affected. People on opposite sides of the same street can have completely different experiences. I’ve seen pictures where a tornado wipes out one house and leaves the one next to it completely untouched. I imagine that when you are one of the unfortunate victims of these events you struggle a long time understanding why you were the unlucky one. The truth is it could have been any one of us.