Well, folks...the storm has passed. Now the real work begins. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you deal as you must with the aftermath.
I have no intention of politicizing the storm. I pray only for the safety of you and your loved ones...
Let the first responders do their jobs, and the utility workers, theirs. If asked, assist - otherwise, it is best if we wait patiently. Where possible, look in on your neighbors. Make sure they are okay.
Watch each others' backs, folks. We can weather this in exemplary fashion, or
succumb to our own baser nature.
For the next week, pay close attention to the good you see done by your fellow man.
Patience is a virtue, and a difficult one to abide with. We will all need much patience over the next few days, as lines form for fuel, and as we wait our turn for restoration of our utilities. We're fortunate that the temperature is relatively mild - things could have been much worse.
Be sure and thank those in your community who help out when you see them over the next coming weeks. They've earned your thanks, but they only rarely receive them.
That's another change that is long overdue.
Today, each of us knows what is really important.
Let's show the world what Jersey can do.