Rebuilding After Harvey: How the Flood Overtook Houston
Interstate Highway 10 runs from Los Angeles, CA to Tallahassee, FL. In the middle, it dips southward across the lower states and right through the middle of Houston, TX, running parallel to Buffalo Bayou.
On August 30, 2017, the only identification that a roadway was anywhere near was the signage just visible above the floodwater that covered the area. There is no image that better illustrates the inundation and flooding Houston suffered when Hurricane Harvey came ashore on August 25.
An estimated 20 trillion gallons of water came down across the area over the days Harvey remained. At Cedar Bayou, TX, 30 miles east of Houston, a record 51.88 inches of rain fell. Realistically, there is no way the area could have avoided the flood. However, it’s possible it didn’t need to be so catastrophic.
Blog Post: Multitasking
There are Other Paths Besides College; Why Don’t We Support Them?
It is time to take a step back and reconsider universal college preparation. Not only is a university degree becoming more expensive than ever, a Bachelor’s degree takes four or more years to obtain with full time schooling. Some of us need to start earning a regular paycheck sooner and others are not interested in sitting in a classroom for four more years.
We all have different learning styles, different interests, and different financial and career needs. Not all of these needs and interests can or should be served by a college education. Nor should we stress college as the absolute next step after high school graduation. I think we have lost sight of the many pathways we can take to reach the goals in our lives.
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Superbugs: The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance
Bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics, aka “Superbugs”, infect 22 million people annually; 23,000 die. These superbugs have been agents of nosocomial infections and outbreaks in some of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals. Surgical patients, patients undergoing chemotherapy, renal dialysis, and organ transplants, and those with autoimmune disorders are at high risk for this type of infection. Without a concerted effort by healthcare professionals, patients and their families, and the pharmaceutical industry, the problem will rapidly escalate.
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