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Posts tagged ‘Renator Poliafito’

Tale of Two Hurricanes

It was the wind howling against the windows that really unnerved me.  The un-ignorable fact that the smallest pebble hitting the pane at the wrong spot would shatter it completely and bring the full force of the hurricane inside the house kept me sleepless.  When the storm had finally passed, I left the interior room we’d huddled down in and dared to look out the window.  Most of the surrounding houses were still standing, but I couldn’t make them out – it was all white sky and black water.  Knowing we were safe, I allowed myself to sleep, unless I was wrong and had been dreaming the whole time. Read more

Catching Up in October

I experienced an unexpected interruption in internet and cable service this weekend.  It may have been the ominous work-site superstructure ConEd has built outside my window or a Halloween trick gone horribly wrong, but the minutes turned into hours and a service call confirmed that it was not a drill – it was an outage.  Relieved to have at least a few information portals closed, I took it as an unplanned vacation, congratulating myself on my ability disconnect (though I did fall asleep with my iPhone under my pillow).  The next morning I was ready to plug back in to no avail.  This was serious.  Vacation over, I wanted my modem back.  A few hours later service was restored and the pretty pictures, status updates, and links to links came flooding back in.  Eerily quiet a few minutes before, it was like someone had knocked over a beehive.  I have to admit I missed the buzzing. Read more