Have you noticed how an uncomfortable silence can be filled by the easy topic of the weather? Everyone, in every part of the world, is easily engaged in conversation if you start with something about the weather. It’s the great equalizer. 

This is the season for storms. As it does every year, the Eastern seaboard is preparing for hurricanes. Here in Texas we are used to hail this season, and auto body shops are in full swing. Dry, hot, fire-starting weather is happening out West much too early this time. 

Amazing stories of generosity and courage come after destruction. Relationships and properties will be stronger after the healing and rebuilding. It’s the one constant after the storms: We find ways to be better people, and learn how to build better structures. Our own insurance industry is responsible for so many life-saving procedures and safety ideas that come out of the tragedies we see. 

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