Posts Tagged tornado

Cowboying with Woody, the Greatest Stick Horse Ever, And Battling Evil Black Bart

Whoa, big felluh. It took every ounce of strength I had as a three-year-old to control Woody. He may not look like a massive steed in the photo, but, trust me, he was the greatest stickhorse who ever lived. Strong. Fast. Fearless. Loyal. Bulletproof.  And he could talk. In fact, our relationship was similar to […]


After Decades Away, the Moore Tornado Stirs My Oklahoma DNA

  The longer you live overseas, the less you feel tethered to the American mothership. 2020 marks the 30th year I’ve been overseas, and I’ve missed so much. To put this into perspective… I was in New Zealand, half a world away from America, when: — The Murrah Building was bombed — Gulf War II […]


Blowin’ in the wind, and missing thunder boomers

I thought it was a dog.  Or a kid. It just blasted across the road, right to left.  The car in front had to slam on its brakes to miss it. Turns out, it was a big box moving at high velocity, powered by blustery winds. It reminded me of one of the things that […]