Thunderstorms and A Pillow-Cased Cat

For those who chanced to be awake or were awakened last night, here in Berlin there was a not-often-experienced in January weather situation called a thunderstorm. Returning home late (in other cities perhaps, but not especially so here) after midnight I arrived home and being wiser than usual decided to completely turn the computer off, […]

Ring Side Seats: The Alabama April Tornadoes

The city was dark and silent beyond anything it had known in recent history. Even the stars seemed concerned, reluctant to show until early morning hours. With distressing finality, a hum and muffled thump, all electricity had ceased. A gloomy, ominous sky had brooded between gouts of blinding rain, lightening, thunder, and winds so strong […]

After the Tornadoes: 27 April to now & How we are living.

Due to the devastating severe weather in north Alabama which occurred on 27 April, in which 250 people were killed and several hundred thousand of us remain without power, with most things in short supply or nonexistent, and all kinds of business and school disruptions, I have not been online to personally reply to messages. Electricity […]