The Destroyer of Freedom

The Destroyer of Freedom

by JN Fenwick, author and former American History teacher Turn on your television. It’s there. In the streets of our cities. Seeping into the very fabric of our Nation. In the guise of shining a light on oppression, an oppression it manifested, not to create any true change, or to shed light on any true [...]

One Year Later

One Year Later

Hurricane Michael, One Year Later It's been one year.One year since that day.That day we'll never forget. Our world was destroyed.Torn from its foundation.Inexplicably altered.We emerged to an apocalypse. So complete in its devastation,we immediately understood,we'd never be the same.Its been one year.One year since that day.That day that challenged us.In ways we never imagined.Our [...]

In the Aftermath of the Storm

In the Aftermath of the Storm

When Hurricane Micheal slammed into our cities last October, he took more with him than just our trees, our businesses, our homes. He took pieces of us. Memories we’d planted long ago. The world outside has moved on. But we, we are still living in the aftermath. Like the many cities destroyed before us by [...]

Category 5

Category 5

We didn’t need the confirmation. We already knew. We felt the devastating winds. Saw with our own eyes, all the storm surge swept away. We’ve lived in the aftermath. Without help. Without relief. Relentlessly. Since that day. We’ve keenly felt the deaths. The catastrophic devastation. The destruction to our homes and cities. Our livelihoods. Our [...]

Hurricane Michael: Five Things the World Should Know

Hurricane Michael: Five Things the World Should Know

“Everyone here has a story of loss they struggle to describe and recovery they cannot yet comprehend.” 1. There was no way to adequately prepare. We'd done this before, many of us, more than once; prepared for the possibility of a hurricane visiting us during the Season. We were used to Summer ushering in, not [...]

The Florida Panhandle, Four Months After

The Florida Panhandle, Four Months After

It's been almost four months since Hurricane Michael ravaged my home in the Florida Panhandle. With devastating 155-mph sustained winds and a storm surge that literally wiped Mexico Beach, Florida off the coast, this region is battered, bruised, broken, and hurting. The devastation in Mexico Beach, a coastal community in the Panhandle of Florida which [...]