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Joe Henderson: Keeping eye on Hurricane Irma while remembering 2004

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I guess I should be scared that North Korea wants to vaporize us, but just now watching a nasty lady named Irma churn her way through the Atlantic, maybe toward us, has priority on my freak-out list. I fear for the wonderful U.S. Virgin Islands, where I just visited about six weeks ago. They appear to be in the hurricane’s path. But after that, I can’t help wondering if this isn’t the “one” that could turn coastal Florida into the…

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Joe Henderson: After months of bad news, a return to ‘everyday living’

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It may have seemed for the past few weeks/months that the only news was bad, political or both. But now, a welcome distraction is on the immediate horizon, along with a return to the regular rhythm of everyday living. The arrival of sales tax-free weekend heralds the start of a new school year, much earlier than usual in some places. I can hear parents cheering all over the Bay area. And the Olympic Games begin in Rio, offering two weeks…

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