Explaining Irma a la Yossarian

Our book discussions take place in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. As Irma gets ready to make her turn, once she slows a bit on Friday, despite the hyperbole, no one knows, at the moment, her path. 

 In the meantime, decisions need to be made. A real Catch-22. 

Unfortunately, relying on the hair-on-fire media can descend into illogical thinking and result in panicky circular reasoning. Witness the run on bottled water at Publix. May I suggest a faucet? While at it, take a cold shower. 

Until Friday, we in Jacksonville, like Schultz, no nothing. Meantime, instead of letting the hysteria fuel your anxiety, may I suggest some dry, non-dramatic, trusted weather sources: 

1. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone

2. http://spaghettimodels.com

3. https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/storminfo/11L_tracks_latest.png

If you like a little drama, but still seek a knowledgable source, nothing is better than storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski of catastrophic #blueshed fame: enthusiasm and knowledge.


Like Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Mother Nature's threats force us to face our illusion of control and random mortality.

Thinking it is rare when a book discussion floods into weather prognostication. 

That's some book discussion, that Chapter Endnotes.