Stoking the Flames

Around 4 a.m. on September 14th, ten drones flew over Saudi Arabi sinking a total of nineteen missiles into Aramco oil processing facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais. Fourteen of the strikes destroyed storage tanks, three damaged processing trains, and the remaining two did not hit any infrastructure or equipment. Thankfully, no one died in the attacks; though the number of injured remains unknown. The attack halted half of Saudi Arabia’s daily oil production, representing five percent of global production. Saudi officials and business leaders expect production to return to baseline by the end of September and will tap into reserves to maintain current export levels.

Noah’s Snow Day

‘Twas 10 PM on a Sunday night in Loyola Hall when the announcement was made.  Classes were to be cancelled the following day, Monday, March 4th –snow day.  With my homework complete, I would be afforded an extra twenty-four hours to live my life exactly as I pleased.  Adventure, not sleep, was what I desired.  I pulled up Google Maps on my laptop, scanning for “near-by” towns to visit, and my eyes landed on Montréal.  Previously, I had spontaneously ventured to Coney Island and New Haven on school nights with my friend Ben. Québec could not be that much further. Besides, my cousin goes to McGill, perhaps there would be enough room in her apartment for an overnight guest.  On the Grey Hound website, I found a bus leaving from Penn Station in an hour.  I could make it.  But alas, my Canadian adventure was cancelled.  Unfortunately, my passport was in Houston.