You may have noticed that the most recent post was removed. Any other time, it would have been a legitimate subject for this site on writing. Call it poor timing on my part. Out of respect for my fellow Texans and Gulf Coast residents, I have removed the article and will reissue it at a more appropriate time. Weather is certainly a legitimate subject for our fiction, but while those less fortunate than I are struggling to survive and maintain, still stunned at losing everything they had, I felt that my article was inappropriate.

There are many real life stories of pathos and heroism ongoing. Those are the stories we will pay attention to now. We see the best of humanity on our screens for the moment blotting out the worst of it. It is a good reminder to us that human endurance and a faith in the future drives all of us forward. With the great percentage of the news about Harvey and its devastation and suffering, we are so overwhelmed by the sheer volume that we fail to comprehend it on a deep level. Perhaps it is our brain’s ways of protecting us from overload. Emerson said that we cannot begin to understand the universal until it is housed in an individual. That is the writer’s job now. To tell individual stories that will touch one’s soul. Write on!

Emerson said, “We cannot begin to understand the universal until it is housed in an individual.” That is the writer’s job now. To tell individual stories that will touch one’s soul. Write on!

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