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By Guest Editorial Leslie Geatches
President, Tartan Publications 

Watching for word on a creeping terror


September 13, 2017

I spent the weekend as a vegetable… sort of. Not quite a couch potato—that moniker is usually associated with a television, on which a human is fixated, blaring non-stop while their posterior is parked on some comfortable piece of furniture. I don’t have a TV, and I spent much of my vegetative state standing. I was, however, entranced enough to stare at my computer monitor almost all day Saturday and Sunday to watch streaming news—on Hurricane Irma.

It’s easy for us to dismiss natural disasters as being far away or having nothing to do with us. Until they do. And then the impact is quite different.

In this case it was my sister, her husband and son, and my 87-year-old mother (b...

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