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Review of In Defense of Bad Weather

An upbeat, philosophical alternative to the flood of stories in the aftermath of Katrina. You won't find any tragedy, heroic relief efforts or political posturing in this personal essay about the media's love of meteorological mayhem, as he so aptly puts it. Divine retribution versus scientific study, musical metaphors and Hollywood plot twisters - no one's entirely safe from his subtle humor (like referring to southern California as "a climate on Prozac." A great mix of tv and film clips support an underlying message of hope and faith in nature's mysterious ways. More than enough hurricaine references to make it timely now - but keep it in mind for any future blizzard, heatwave or just another rainy day.