Posts Tagged ‘tornado’

Surviving a Tornado. A video.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I’ve heard a million stories about the tornado that wiped out my hometown, Parkersburg, Iowa, last spring. I’ve seen pictures and books and newspaper stories. I’ve sifted through the rumble and walked through the war zone. And none of it prepared me for this video. The woman holding the camera and her husband owned the […]


In Which I Owe Grandmas Everywhere An Apology

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Yesterday, I showed you some of the lessons that my week in Parkersburg taught me. There is one more valuable lesson that I haven’t yet discussed. It’s just been… well, painful, honestly, to think about. And it really needed it’s own post. You see, we left in a hurry. I barely had time to notify […]


Everything I needed to know about life I learned from a Tornado: A Photo Essay

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008


Monday, June 2nd, 2008

We got home from Parkersburg Sunday morning. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to use that word again without an overwhelming flood of emotions, not the least of which is guilt. And confusion. And just raw, raw, raw… emotion. My perception of home has changed dramatically in the last week. It is a strange […]


Coming back

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

.!. Adam here. Britt’s leaving this morning with Jared and the kids to drive straight back to Florida. When she gets back, she’ll still be coordinating ways to contribute, but she’ll be able to collect her thoughts a bit more and figure out the best avenue, so thanks for being patient with that. There’s no […]