Three Lessons from When Hell Froze Over

For a variety of reasons, I’ve spent more time in Texas this year than I had in total since leaving after high school a few decades ago. That meant I was there in February 2021 during the ice storm that paralyzed the electric grid, left communities across the state frozen and hungry, and caused the deaths of at least 700 people. As someone who lived nearly my entire childhood in a small Texas town, I thought the odds of a massive ice storm taking down the entire Lone Star State was about as likely as hell freezing over, and yet for several long days this year, that’s exactly what…

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Piper Hendricks

Piper Hendricks

Stubborn Optimist. Pondering Nomad. Not-yet-recovered Workaholic, but working hard on that. I write about wellness, balance, words, being real, and being human.