Monthly Archives: July 2013

The prescription for “alert fatigue”

Each year, we coastal dwellers enjoy the long days of summer in the beautiful paradise we call home. We let friends and relatives stay with us, and we beam over their jealousy – I mean their praise – of our proximity to such a wonderful beach locale. Before we allow our egos to swell too […]

Is it Hot Enough for You? (You’re kidding, right?)

I come from the Northeast, and we are an outspoken bunch.  I didn’t fully understand this until moving south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but we Northeasterners very rarely find a reason to keep from complaining.  We’re quite good at it.  Now that I’m in Houston, and with last week’s “heat wave” that swept up the […]

What if Chicken Little was right – Would utility providers be prepared?

As a history buff and science geek, my husband will watch the History Channel or Discovery Channel until he’s asleep on the couch. He is the epitome of the phrase, “learning is cool.” Recently, we watched the History Channel’s The Men Who Built America , which specifically focused on J.P. Morgan and his relationship with […]

Love is in the air and so is Tropical Storm Chantal

As a recent newlywed, and veteran bridesmaid, I’ve seen it all. From various (and weird) wedding traditions to the ultimate meltdown over a spray tan, it can be tough to be a bride or a groom. To reduce wedding stress, many modern day brides and grooms are escaping to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean […]

What’s cooking in the U.S.? The western states.

The heat is on the minds of millions this summer and no, we’re not talking about the recent NBA champs, the Miami Heat. Record-breaking temperatures and sweltering heat has gripped the western United States this past weekend, with no sign of relief for the Fourth of July holiday ahead. From Las Vegas claiming a new […]