My friend Jonathan has been deployed to the Caribbean to…well, I assume to help the cleanup after the storms that have laid waste to parts of America. I’m not actually sure. I have this habit of immediately unfollowing people on Facebook shortly after they have babies, because I don’t want my feed full of baby pictures. He had a baby; I unfollowed him; and then he apparently joined the military, but I didn’t know because…well.
Anyway, I feel like there are three forms of information on what is happening post-Irma:
- Breathless 24-hour-news-cycle reports, or
- Facebook posts about how terrible people feel about the devastation, or
- Facebook posts about the inept administration response and how angry we are about it.
Jonathan wanted to join the post-a-day group that Teddy and Eric and I were part of, but I guess cleaning up after a hurricane makes that a bit difficult. Regardless, it’s amazing to follow a personal, first-hand account of the cleanup and recovery, and to actually know the guy posting about it. Also, perhaps I should be more understanding of parental pride. You should check his blog out here.