Camp Whichaway;  70°S, 11°E;  13 Dec 2017 Cold.  Of all of the adjectives to describe Antarctica, “cold” is most fitting, because it describes nearly every moment at every location on the world’s most remote continent.  Deserted, white, dry, isolated, beautiful, harsh, stunning.  Those are other adjectives that can be used in abundance when talking about…

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The smell is different.  It’s certainly not any better, both smells are bad.  But the smell after Hurricane Harvey was just different than after Hurricane Andrew.  It feels silly to try to describe the smell of the aftermath of a hurricane, like a wine critic using terms like “aromatic bouquet” and “silky complexity.” The sopping…

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