Tag Archives: Joplin

Give A Gift, Save A Life

I just can’t help but admire good ideas, so I am motivated to update one such that I blogged on a year or two ago. It is WeatherCall.  (Disclaimer:  I have received nothing whatsoever for plugging this service.) If you’re … Continue reading

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A Memoir of Permanent Change

An EF 5 tornado, one of the strongest on record, struck my home town a year ago on a Sunday evening, May 22 at about 5:30 PM.  Its path was only a couple of miles south of our house.  I … Continue reading

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Little Things Mean A Lot

In reading my morning Joplin Globe my eye was caught by two seemingly unrelated articles, subjects I later realized had a certain aspect of human nature in common. Most readers will recall that Joplin Missouri was hit by a record-breaking EF-5 tornado … Continue reading

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Is Economic Clarity an Oxymoron?

As the nation struggles to emerge from the worst recession since the Great Depression, the issues are becoming harder for politicians to ignore and the 2012 election is shaping up to be one of the most meaningful that I can … Continue reading

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Old Dogs and Weather Tricks

It was the late 1970’s and I was standing on our front porch in Lawrence, Kansas, watching two small tornadoes dance across the landscape south of town a few miles away.  Mollie was yelling for me to come down to … Continue reading

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Good Enough To Gobble

Turkey Creek Trail, the newest addition to Joplin’s trail system was a pleasant surprise to us.  Only a quarter mile south of our little development here in Waters Edge it is like a rural chunk of Ozark mountain scenery transplanted … Continue reading

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What Are Sales Taxes? — Death By A Thousand Cuts?

Sales taxes sprout like weeds. Every little cause wants it’s cut, but are the cuts painless? Voters must judge. Continue reading

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