Posts Tagged: Earthquake

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Losing at Memory


But I didn’t understand, then, how important memory is, for how do we know who we are without memory? How does anyone else know who we are, but for their memories of us? ...more



The earthquake felt like everything then. Big news, the kind no one forgets. But it all blurs and fades. I don't know if I'd even remember it at all if I hadn't been answering the phones. ...more

East Coast Quake Follow Up


That East Coast earthquake happened yesterday and after all the panic and subsequent relief and immediate tweeting, it is now an appropriate time to discuss what would cause such an unlikely occurrence.

Also, it’s a good time to explain what disaster could have resulted if the magnitude of the quake had been just a little bit greater.