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The price of savoring delusion

November 4, 2011


Legends, fables, and myths crumpled beneath a freak October snow storm in Connecticut this past week. Leaf-laden trees fell and yanked wires and plunged vast numbers into a power outage. Tales are told of families braving cold in dark living rooms; of bundled children beneath mounds of quilts; of schools doubling as shelters; of eight carbon monoxide deaths – all in upscale Connecticut, the home of well-heeled actuaries and drab insurance executives.

Look closely. You’ll see the carcasses of those fables pinned under the dead oaks and maples.

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