Maps and perspective

Even though I am just this side of 50, my P’92 is a world-class worrier, so every time she hears the words “hurricane” combined with “the Carolinas,” she starts getting antsy. Because we had a number of hurricane threats last year, combined with Dorian right now creeping up the coast, wanted to give you all some visuals about where we are.

Winston-Salem is very much inland from the coast. It’s 3-4 hours away to the closest beach. Maps to Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC are below so you can get a sense of the scope.

map from winston salem to wilmingon NC - 3 1/2 hours awaymap from winston salem to charleston, sc - 5 hours away

In my 30 years between my student days and as an adult living in Winston-Salem/working at WFU, there have only really been a couple of hurricanes that took a wonky turn north from the coast and impacted us. And by impact, what I really mean is it rained for a couple of days and was windier than normal. But no biggie. The 10 day weather forecast (as of about noon today) is pretty unremarkable.10 day forecast for Winston-Salem

Hope that helps add some perspective to what you might be seeing on the news. Our thoughts continue to be with those in Dorian’s path. May you and yours be safe.

This evening, there is a lecture that may be of interest. At 5:30 pm, Corey D.B. Walker will present “My Skin as a Legacy”: Toward an Ethics of Slavery, Race, and Memory,” brought to campus by The Slavery, Race and Memory Project Lecture Series. Reception with light refreshments will follow.

And because today is Arrive and Thrive (free food! puppies!), here are a couple of Wellbeing Wednesday images for your viewing pleasure.

maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruised. maybe its about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it at the end of the day remind yourself that you did the best you could today and that is good enough when you can't control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what's happening. that's where the power is.

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

 

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