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Battered but intact

Subscriber onlyAfter Harvey inundated Houston and after Irma surged over Florida, I recalled my own experience as a boy in central Florida in 1960. Hurricane Donna came right over us. I remember the howling wind. I put my hand on a big window in the den and felt it shudder. Dad frightened mom by driving around during the eye. Pine trees were crisscrossed, interlaced like fingers. Those standing had endured winds from opposite directions. The next day, men with noisy chain saws cut apart massive oak trees that blocked us from getting out to the paved road. Continue reading...

Labor Day - 2017

Subscriber onlyThis is my delayed Reflection on Labor Day, but it still might be worth reading. Continue reading...

Total solar eclipse at Glendo

Subscriber onlyI enjoyed the articles about the eclipse by Kent Marts and Janelle Jessen, and as of this writing I look forward to reading David Cater's report. I cannot hope to top their reports; nevertheless, I will tell a portion of our story. Continue reading...