Today, October 25th, is St. Crispin’s Day, the anniversary of the historic Battle of Agincourt (1415 AD), and the inspiration for one of the greatest soliloquies in the English language:
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
—Shakespeare, Henry V (act IV scene iii)
As of Thursday evening, 9/8/11, much of Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico remain in darkness due to an apparent, tripped 500k volt power line near Yuma, AZ, that has resulted in major, regional power outages.
Friends and colleagues in the volunteer Crisis Commons community are already swinging into action, coordinating a variety of online resources – being updated in real time – for mapping areas with power, and those in darkness.
- The continuously-revised Google Docs page is located here.
- The continuously-revised Google Docs Spreadsheet page is located here.
- UPDATED 10:00 PM PDT/1:00 AM EDT: http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S2507319xib – San Diego zip codes in Fusion Tables with a POWER OUT column. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for editor invitation.)