Posts Tagged ‘California earthquake’

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake and, once again, I am in San Francisco. I did not plan this visit to coincide with the anniversary of that event—a shallow 6.9 temblor that brought down bridges and freeways, tumbled hundreds of homes, and turned large sections of expensive land into quivering jelly—but here I am. With the anniversary top-of-mind here, it hasn’t helped that, since my arrival on Sunday, we’ve had two minor quakes (registering 4.5 and 4.7). Put together, it’s made the locals a bit . . . jumpy. (more…)

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[Crackle Crackle]

“Yes, Your Holiness. We’re receiving you.”

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“Please say again. All after ‘atheists can go to heaven.'”

Yesterday, while I was talking to my dad, the earth moved in California, a bridge on I-5 here in Washington crumbled and fell into the Skagit River, and NBC reported that Pope Francis said atheists can go to heaven.

It was a weird 35 minutes.

Thankfully, no damage was reported from the earthquake.

Thankfully, no one was killed in the bridge collapse, and the three people injured are all in stable condition or better.

Thankfully, the Pope’s announcement did not crack the Seventh Seal and usher in the Apocalypse. (more…)

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