Tag Archives: Tornado

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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Tornado Accounting

By now I think just about every news junkie in the United States associates Joplin Missouri with tornadoes. Our local newspaper, the Joplin Globe, has finally published a roundup of something I’ve been waiting for ever since our town was … Continue reading

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That’s The Way It Is

All too often newspaper commentary is banal, predictable and light on originality, so when I find a column that is none of those things I think it is worth some attention.  Investigative reporter and journalism teacher Max McCoy (whose picture … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Joplin

I am offering this post in answer to a number of inquiries about helping out financially or otherwise with the aftermath of Joplin’s tornado disaster. I have posted before about concerns that many charities are inefficient.  The Red Cross was given … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump in Joplin

Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.  — Forrest Gump Sometimes I feel like Forrest Gump.  Stuff seems to happen wherever I go. At the time of the Cuban Missile crisis I was … Continue reading

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