Posts tagged “hurricanes”

Are You OK?

Mom Just Called To Make Sure You're Not Under That Dangling Crane #Sandy — The Onion (@TheOnion) October 30, 2012 Leave it to The Onion. I’m sure everyone can relate to this in some way, but my mom was particularly neurotic about this sort of thing. (She died just a few weeks ago, in

New Orleans Flood Control

I’ve been to N’Awlins several times in the last decade or so. It’s one of my favorite cities. Part of its charm, I think, is that you can feel the Mississippi River’s omnipotence no matter where you are. Even as you walk along the streets, with the water far from view, you know it’s there.


The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. The East Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30. But why wait? Get a jump on Nature’s Greatest Storms by visiting the Tropical Prediction Center now! Or just take a blink over to the Weather Underground for your not-yet-quite hurricane season


I was never really nervous about hurricanes when I lived in Florida.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.