On April 20th, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months, creating the worst known offshore oil spill.
April 20th is also the day that we remember the victims of the Columbine High School tragedy, where two students stormed into a suburban high school in Littleton, Colorado in 1999, at lunch time with guns and explosives, killing 13 and wounding dozens more in what was, at the time, the nation’s deadliest school shooting.
Many SurvivalBlog readers are now scheduled to return their regular commute-to-work life on May 1st–or soon after. Keep in mind that the extra time required for commuting will gobble up precious time. So take full advantage of your extra time now, and write a feature article for Round 88 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. You’ll then be in the running to be chosen as one of the top three prize winners, who together will be awarded almost $10,000 worth of prizes. Don’t let that time slip away! Carpe diem.