I can't believe Austin wasn't affected!

Evacuees came to Austin fleeing Ike in the Gulf of Mexico. I thought for sure that Austin would have to endure high winds and heavy rainfall, but we got only a few sprinkles. The Boston Globe has some really beautiful and heart wrenching pics of the distruction of Hurricane Ike. Now the rebuilding process begins for the evacuees.

Donation Sites:
Austin Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
American Red Cross
Salvation Army

"In its brief lifespan of only 13 days, Hurricane Ike wreaked great deal of havoc. Affecting several countries including Cuba, Haiti, and the United States, Ike is blamed for approximately 114 deaths (74 in Haiti alone), and damages that are still being tallied, with estimates topping $10 billion. Many shoreline communities of Galveston, Texas were wiped from the map by the winds, storm surge and the walls of debris pushed along by Ike - though Galveston was spared the level of disaster it suffered in 1900."
- Boston Globe

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How to keep the remaining herd alive?

As I get older, my mortality becomes more prevalent. I am trying to live healthier as I grow older to delay the inevitable. One thing that I am trying to preserve is my brain power. EcoSalon.com has a good article on brain food.

"On a deadline? Need to rally? Avoid the soda, vending machine snacks and tempting Starbucks pastries and go for these powerful brain boosters instead. The path to a bigger, better brain is loaded with Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Give your brain a kick start: eat the following foods on a daily or weekly basis for results you will notice."
- EcoSalon.com

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