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Predicting disaster in the rough, ready oil-field ethos

All summer, I’ve wondered about the wrong guy. The BP-owned Macondo well blew out in April, and we’ve all watched and sorrowed over the environmental destruction of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as crude oil relentlessly spewed out of the broken pipe on the sea floor. I’ve listened to the stories of livelihoods… Continue Reading Predicting disaster in the rough, ready oil-field ethos

At one in the morning, I looked out the window of my dark kitchen. The party was still going strong; people were happily chatting in the flicker of tiki torches; someone appeared to be doing a dance. I swallowed an Ambien, pondered the scene a moment more, and crawled under the covers. It wasn’t my… Continue Reading Seeing hope, one home rehab at a time

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