New short essay: Do we learn to be a community from our disasters?

Added a short essay on the aftermath of Katrina, Irene, and Sandy.  It’s a reflection on what we do and don’t seem to learn from these momentous acts of nature that our human hands seem more capable of exacerbating than resolving.  We seem to come together, under the impact of the disaster, but all too quickly go back to regarding our fellow humans as competitors for limited resources rather than our companions in the struggle to progress as a human community.