Yesterday, during the lull between my show here at Radio or Not, and my fill-in stint for Randi Rhodes, an earthquake hit, centered in Virginia and felt in 22 states – quite strongly in Washington DC and New York City!
Having lived in Los Angeles for 14 years, I’m an earthquake veteran. Having lived through the big ’94 Northridge quake, I can talk earthquakes with the best of them!
I’m also a hurricane survivor. Although I was living in LA at the time, I was visiting my father in August of 1992. My dad had just gotten home from the hospital after an accident that left him quadriplegic. At that time, I was visiting for a weekend just about every month.
When I got to Miami, we saw that a hurricane was approaching. It turned out to be Andrew – a category five, truly devastating storm. We couldn’t move my dad, so we hunkered down and rode it out. Luckily, Andrew veered south just before making landfall so we didn’t get hit with the worst of it . But it was an experience I hope never to repeat.
Lucky for us in South Florida, we’ll be spared by Irene. But the people whose nerves were frazzled yesterday by a rare east coast earthquake may be further freaked out later this week by an unusual northeastern hurricane too.
Oh yeah, the rebels took Khadaffy’s compound in Tripoli yesterday. Almost a footnote in the news, after the strange natural disasters…
This morning on the show, I spoke with Rebecca Miranda, a woman who describes herself as “an original 99er.” She emailed me yesterday:
In April of this year(almost 3 years to theday I was laid-off), I was hired back into the field I love. I am an employment recruiter once more. One of my life’s many missions now, is to help put our people back to work.
If possible, I would like to speak with you