Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Sadness

As we here in the State of Concrete Gardens head into winter's homestretch, it has been thus far a rather tame season. Given that each of the past two winters had been anything but, the sound you hear coming from Yours truly is NOT a sigh of regret. March thus far has been wet more than dry but nothing dire or extraordinary.

Sadly that has not been the case in other parts of the United States. People have been killed throughout the Midwest and the South by a swath of savage tornadoes. The southern part of Indiana was brutalized by the storms, particularly the little towns of Henryville and Marysville, each of which is home to approximately 2,000 people. Marysville is reported to have been totally obliterated. "That's the information we have, that Marysville is no longer," U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said in an interview with CNN.

I have no intention today to go off on a jag about the effect human behavior has on weather or the absurdity of those who shall now invoke God's name in support of those who were the recipients of Mother Nature's body blow (I thought Sunday was his day off - not Friday). There may very well be a time and a place for that. It is not here. And it is most assuredly not today.

....for our fallen brothers and sisters.


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