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Elsewhere in the Palliverse - #WHPCDay15 Edition

Today, 10th October 2015, is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (#WHPCDay15). This year’s theme, “Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients”, puts the focus on people with palliative care needs who may struggle with access to palliative care, “ 290 more words


A Flood of Comfort in the Midst of the Flood

It rained. It rained and it rained and it rained. For well over a week in most parts of South Carolina, it rained. Other states were effected as well, but the worst of it was felt in the Midlands and the Low Country of South Carolina. 243 more words


A Flood, a Bootlegger, and Two Orphans: The Tilted World

Review: The Tilted World, by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly
Morrow, 2013. 303 pp. $26

This improbable, larger-than-life tale of abandonment and redemptive love makes entertaining reading, but I wonder whether the feel-good got in the way–unless, of course, you think it needs no justification. 826 more words

Reviews And Columns

On this day: the Peshtigo Fire

The Peshtigo Fire occurred on the 8th of October, 1871 in and around Peshtigo, Wisconsin. It was the deadliest fire in US history.

Because a number of fires struck the United States on the same day that year this one is largely forgotten, overshadowed by the far more famous – but not as deadly – Great Chicago Fire. 86 more words

On This Day

This Day, Ten Years Ago

Exactly ten years ago, on October 8, we experienced probably the most devastating earthquake to have struck Northwestern parts of the subcontinent, or at least Kashmir, in centuries. 431 more words


USO South Carolina Moves Quickly to Support First Responders, Military Community Amid Flooding

Joanie Thresher tried to explain the situation through the tears.

“The roads are gone. They’re not just covered in mud. They’re gone.

“It’s just so heartbreaking.” 369 more words


Ahodah Rung Tlang a chim? Who Broke Mount Rung?

Kan hnu ah khan Norway ummi Chin Relief Committee nih Oslo ah seminar kan tuah i a kong tlawmpal zong post pakhat ah ka ttial bal. 713 more words