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November 1, 2012

Tumblr Of The Week: Sandy or Bust

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In the wake of this week’s natural disaster, “Sandy or Bust”, a Tumblr that curates moments caught on camera from the various points of view from Hurricane Sandy has immerged from the storm.  The blog is a welcomed break from the doom and gloom surrounding much of the online documentation about the hurricane.

Providing a more “removed” point of view of the hurricane, “Sandy or Bust” serves up a collection of images from inside, outside and around the storm with a bit (just a smidge) of tasteful humor among some otherwise powerful, less light-hearted photos.  To me, this shows that even during a tragic disaster, people can pull it together to share a smile or a laugh to help one another get through the hard times.  I was grateful to stumble upon this blog today, after reading the news from my devastated hometown on the Jersey Shore.  It was a much-needed breath of fresh air.  Here are a few posts that lifted our spirits a bit:

A bit of smartphone snark…

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Hurricane hardware humor…

Hurricane Sandy, Natural Disaster, Tumblr Irony…

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 An unmissed opportunity to write “suggestions” on a dirty car…

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  …and of course, the wisdom of Sophia.

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Our condolences and positive thoughts go out to all those affected by the storm.  To volunteer or donate to relief efforts, NYC residents can email nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with their Name, Email and Borough.  New Jersey residents can call 1-(800)-JERSEY-7, and if you’d like to volunteer on a national level, the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are accepting donations and volunteers.

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