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Text in the time of cholera

When Haiti suffered extensive earthquake damage earlier this year, cellphone companies and relief agencies teamed to allow text message donations. But nothing similar seems to be in place now that the

Life in smoke and ash

Life unfolded in a mist of receding ash and dust. The smoke altered with the shifting winds. It curled around divorces, addiction relapses, arguments, and loving acts. The EPA said the air was...