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Joplin Tornado Memorial & Aftermath

Courtesy:  Jeremy Haun How I wish that President Obama were visiting the little corner of the world where I grew up because someone there had finally found a cure for cancer, or won the Nobel peace prize, or earned a sports championship.  I wish I could celebrate from afar, instead of grieving.  Instead, this city that rarely […]

Continue Reading By on May 29, 2011 in climate change, Midwest

Joplin Tornado Too Close to Home

I grew up in a tiny Ozarks town near the larger city of Joplin, Missouri.  This deadly Joplin tornado hits too close to home. Photo by Eric Haun: devastation in Joplin, MO neighborhood The tornado damage that happened there a few hours ago is apparently so devastating that as I write this, there’s no clear […]

Continue Reading By on May 23, 2011 in climate change, Midwest