Here's a short post that's slim on words and large on imagery. A wire story this week about the start of hurricane season was accompanied by a picture of a man and his dogs in Crystal Beach, Texas. Some recent travels to Egypt and Christmas Island made me think about just how wealthy and privileged we are here in the US. Nothing profound there; just a traveler's truism. But then I see images like this one, or visit an astoundingly clean and civilized place like Holland, or read about America's healthcare crisis, and I'm reminded that we have a real knack for looking and acting like something very much unlike the richest country in the world.