Dozens of volunteers have been pitching in all week to protect the 23 patients at a sea turtle hospital on Topsail Island in North Carolina. WHQR's Michelle Bliss reports that four small turtles have been evacuated, but the remaining, larger turtles will weather the storm on-site.
When asked if there would be repercussions for those who did not leave, he suggested they write their name, Social Security number, next of kin and contact information on a 3-by-5 card and place it in their left shoe, a tied shoe rather than a flip-flop, so that responders after the storm would know whom to contact.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.