The Cold Cold War

So it has been really cold all across North America. That’s an occasion to consider that much of the Cold War required constant vigilance. The Cold War was a polar war. Looking on a flat map it always seems like the enemy is to the east or west. But the globe tells a different story. […]

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Serious Civil Defense

Harvey is over for me now and I survived unscathed. Things are a mess here and will be for a long time. I wouldn’t say there were any outright failures of civil defense, just many inadequacies. When I get back to regular posting later this month I plan to explore a few of them, particularly […]

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Still not underwater after leaving my higher ground hideout to return home as I mentioned in my previous post. I really thought things would be slowing down by now. Not at all, moderate rain has been steady since my last post. Street and parking area still seem to be draining well, but I wish I had […]

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It’s the Fifth of August

TomikoIn 1945 Tomiko Konishi survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima thanks to air raid training and the good fortune of being partially protected from the worst of the flash. In 2008 she made this illustrated account (translation at the link). You can find other artwork on this Hiroshima city webpage.

So far, the world seems to think twice was enough. Maybe this artwork can serve as a reminder why we need to keep it this way.

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