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Winds of Change

I watched with sick fascination as Hurricane Gustav blew in last weekend, threatening to once again flood New Orleans and other Gulf Coast areas and causing the Republican National Convention to severely curtail its opening activities on Monday. Thankfully, it appears that this time a combination of good contingency planning and a weakening of the storm resulted in minimal damage and loss of life, unlike the horror show that Hurricane Katrina trailed in her wake three years ago.

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