Being Vested in a Lifevest

vested: having an unquestionable right to the possession of property or a privilege, says my Encarta Dictionary. Since acquiring an Andrea Doria life jacket from fellow survivor Joe Griffith, I feel only an honor and a privilege, rather than a … Continue reading

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Survival Actions on US Airways Flight 1549 Manifested a “Miracle on the Hudson”

As I watched Larry King Live on February 11, US Airways flight 1549 survivors repeated these three words: strength, training, teamwork. Both the crew and the passengers used them to describe what made the landing and the rescue miraculous successes. … Continue reading

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Survival on Flight 1549

Watching 4 survivors of the US Airways flight 1549 on Larry King Live (Feb. 5) heightened my awareness of survival–a topic I know very well. Although I didn’t survive an air calamity, I survived a shipwreck on the Atlantic Ocean. What … Continue reading

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