Coming face-to-face with a twister

A grim-faced policeman stood in front of a yellow barricade. He was stopping anyone from passing. When I showed him my press pass, he let me go, but said I would have to leave my car and walk the rest of the way.  The fast-moving F3 tornado, with peak winds between 150 and 206 mph,... Continue Reading →

Starting over after tragedy

I turned on the television last week to see a story on a husband and wife clearing away mud and debris caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. They told the reporter they were still without power and lacked the basic essentials. The husband tried to keep a brave face and said much of the... Continue Reading →

Making sense of senseless actions

The American Embassy in Iran in 1979. New York, Washington and a field near Somerset outside of Pittsburgh on 9/11. And the attacks on Paris on Friday night. While decades apart, I felt the same after each event — first shock and then deep sadness that the world had changed overnight and not for the... Continue Reading →

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