Living in a Disaster Area

So apparently I’m living in a disaster area out here in Illinois (St. Clair County) thanks to two powerful storms that pushed through in a period of 72 hours. Wednesday night a storm pushed down from Minneapolis through the eastern suburbs of Illinois – a tornado touched down south of I-64 according to many accounts. Needless to say it was some of the most awe inspiring lightning that I have ever seen (different than anything I’ve ever seen before – Hawaii, Germany, Colorado, Atlanta, Florida…)

So then this morning around 10:45 I left one office and headed over to another to meet up with a colleague. At 11 AM the wind suddenly picked up with sustained wind gusts of 60-80 miles per hour. The tornado sirens roared once more to the west and the north as a tornado touched down and pushed through the county just to the north of us.

Right now? We’re just under a boil water order from the local government, water is at a premium, as is gas and in some cases electricity – some 520,000 customers are without power this evening.

For more information, check out the local station’s news story and some of the pictures as well – wild.

http://ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=100658

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The Secret Society

I recently discovered that the artist for the cartoon Dilbert actually has a blog. I suppose I should have known better than to not realize that he didn’t have one – heck even Dave Barry has one. So anyway, Scott Adams’ blog resides over at http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/. Quite the comedian I must say.

Nonetheless, I happened upon this recent posting regarding the “Secret Society” and definitely had to sit there, read and laugh at the audacity of Scott as well as the sad truths that he brings forth.

I do have to say that though I know he wrote it to poke fun at the current administration and congress that there is something to be said about the moral fiber of the country. By having representatives actually working to set a foundational moral fiber that we can live within the confines of we are at least guaranteed that we have a basis to live our lives within that is somewhat honoring to those that came before us.

Now, back to the article though, I do have to say that it’s hilarious! But I just thought I’d interject with that little tidbit of personal thought. Maybe sometime I too can be elected into the society as an apprentice puppetmaster…

[Listening to: Already Over – End of Silence – Red (4:24)]