_Silver_Engineer_ t1_j2c6efe wrote

But none of those reasons point fingers back to the preparedness scenario now being investigated.

Like mask fatigue with COVID, how do you get those in Buffalo to take blizzards seriously? How do you get Floridians to take hurricanes seriously?

Root cause analysis suggests something far more difficult to address: pervasive erosion in confidence and trust in government and science.


_Silver_Engineer_ t1_iudhlx3 wrote

Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud


Death, be not proud, though some have called thee

Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow

Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,

Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,

And soonest our best men with thee do go,

Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,

And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,

And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well

And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?

One short sleep past, we wake eternally

And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.