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The frequency and severity of disasters have increased over the last few years as a result of climate change. Disasters are not natural, they only occur when people lack preparedness … Continue reading

12/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Northern Lights

A common name for the Aurora Borealis, a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, especially near the northern or … Continue reading

21/10/2012 · 1 Comment


Let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s on this entry. It is not a small round mark used in music to denote the lengthening of a note or rest by … Continue reading

19/03/2012 · Leave a comment


A feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.  Awe-inspiring, arousing awe through being impressive or formidable; awesome, extremely impressive or daunting; awestruck, filled with or revealing awe. Or … Continue reading

10/03/2012 · 2 Comments