Posts Tagged: Sandy

“Stand in the rubble of your life and wait”

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“The fact that a marathon was still going to be held on this borough, when we were still finding bodies in the marshes surrounding the area where the marathon would begin –  it solidified everything that Staten Island felt about being apart of the city.” At the Poetry Foundation’s NewsHour, Jennifer Fitzgerald poeticizes on Sandy’s […]

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Skip the Forced Family Fun and Volunteer This Thanksgiving

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Seriously, this Thanksgiving, would you rather 1) endure awkward conversations with those cousins with whom you have nothing in common, and yet another interrogation about your life choices from your grandmother, or 2) help out the homeless, the infirm, and people whose homes were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy? If your answer is 2), we’ve got […]

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Storm-Torn Relics

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“That red convertible we were so proud of looks as though it is about to be struck by a meteor. And every moment — the prom, the dance recital, the snowman’s construction — is painted now with bright yellows and rich reds and burnt oranges, the colors of our storm-tossed autumn.” Sandy has curated a […]

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Report from the HMS Bounty

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“The risks have become legend, and the language for intense emotions—whether love or loss—are borrowed from the extremes of life at sea.” The Paris Review Daily posts the story of Robin Beth Schaer, a deckhand on the HMS Bounty, the ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy.

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