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The Styrofoam Incident

The situation began logically as a result of severe weather late last month. We had one of those springtime Nebraska blizzards. A wet, “packy”, snowfall accompanied by 50-plus miles-an-hour north winds. At around noon, I peeked out the window to … Continue reading

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Nebraska 151

I’m not sure who in the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles decided to issue our standard automobile plates during the same year as our 150th anniversary of statehood. The usual practice of commemorative plates is to issue them a year … Continue reading

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The Blizzard

The dark, early hours of the December morning felt almost magical to the man as he walked away from the downtown district on his way home after work.  He tugged on the front of the hood of his parka in … Continue reading

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The Extreme Weather Survival Manual (Review)

We have arrived at the time of year in the Northern Hemisphere,  I both love and abhor, springtime.  Sure, I love the return of song birds, the budding and flowering of plants, and warmer temperatures.  I dread the return of … Continue reading

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The Blizzard of ’88

Julius was lost in reverie as he recalled details about his father’s harrowing story about the terrible storm that swept over a little country school near Valley, Nebraska and the rest of the vicinity, in 1888.  The “Great Blizzard of … Continue reading

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Fearfulness

At 2:00 AM the air was still yet full of potential energy. The crickets had become silent, the starshine appeared very brilliant and sharp. A metallic taste had settled onto my tongue. The neighbor’s grey and white tabby sought comfort … Continue reading

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1980’s Night Of The Twisters

I initially thought the evening of June 3, 1980 would be yet another nondescript hot and muggy one in Nebraska.  In fact the temperatures across the state had been close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit that afternoon.  The relative humidity was a … Continue reading

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