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The 2016 Ecuador Earthquake

by Camilla Watson

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in Ecuador on the 16th April this year. With the current death toll at 654 and another 58 still missing, this is one of the most devastating disasters South America has seen in modern times. 542 more words


Celebrating the Dark Anniversary--In Which I Wrestle with Survivor's Guilt

TRIGGER WARNING–To any outside readers who have lived through a natural disaster like a tornado, please know that the following letter to my daughter may contain triggers. 3,451 more words

Memories And Memoir

Review: San Andreas

May I start of by saying what a film! Its intense all the way through. Its rare to find a film that is just non stop the whole way through. 114 more words


5 Years

Today marks 5 years.

I’m thankful to be alive.  I’m thankful that our house was only damaged, but livable.

The tornado took a lot from me.   384 more words



It starts with a rumble, in some places a loud boom.  Before you know it, everything around you is violently shaking.

It seems to last for hours, but really it’s only 30-40 seconds.  766 more words


Federal Investigators Find Missing Data Recorder From Sunken Ship El Faro

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)— Federal investigators say they have found the missing data recorder for the sunken cargo ship El Faro.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said it had recovered the voyage data recorder, which may help investigators better understand the final moments of the ship’s last journey during a hurricane. 78 more words

The Promise - Ann Weisgarber

Review (Amazon): Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. 1,358 more words

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