Tag: Home Disasters

Detroit and Locusts

Finally, Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty and (indirectly) resigned as mayor.  If you aren’t up on the massive clusterfuck story, check out Respectful Insolence’s summary. It’s a sad thing for a great city.  From a […]

Bush guts Endangered Species Act

Well, surprise, surprise. In his last few months of office (155 days left!!), Bush takes the opportunity to screw things over once again: “The administration of US President George W. Bush has proposed revisions to […]

Garden Frustration

I will be traveling almost non-stop for the next 3 weeks, so posting may be a bit spotty. The biggest frustration is that it’s rained solidly for the last 2 days, and there is no […]

OMG massive garden disaster

A huge storm rolled through Michigan tonight, dumping tons of water and hail. After I managed to make it home on roads with 2 feet of standing water, I discovered the garden had been utterly […]

Mosquito Prevention

It’s been a very wet spring, and not surprisingly, many people have ended up at the BugBlog looking for ways to deal with mosquitoes. The “What’s the best way to repel mosquitoes” post has popped […]

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

So, I took today off and worked outside in the garden. I have long curlyish hair, and usually after a day stuffed into the top of my hat, it comes in dried out and Brillo-like. […]

No power until Thursday

So, posts will be pretty sparse until then. We were lucky, and all trees missed the house. Lots of our neighbor’s fields, though, are a total wash. On the other hand, we really needed the […]

Vectors of Disease online course

Tulane is offering a free web course: “Vectors of Disease in Disasters“. “The course not only covers the description of the principal vectors encountered in times of disasters, such as the typical species of rats, […]