Tag Archives: tornados

“Called to Walls” showing at Cultivate today at 5:00

Later this afternoon, muralist Dave Loewenstein and filmmaker Nicholas Ward will be at Ypsilanti’s Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. The two artists, who hail from Lawrence, Kansas, will not only be sharing their new documentary film Called to Walls, which is about the power of collaborative, community-based public art, but they’ll also be answering questions […]

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Connecting the dots between the tornados of Joplin and global climate change

I don’t have it in me to pull together a real blog post tonight (as I’m exhausted from all the bead redemption), but I did want to pass along this video, which was posted today on the environmental site Grist. The text comes from a recent Washington Post op-ed by Bill McKibben, the founder of […]

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The end times are upon us

So far today we’ve had an earthquake and a tornado here in Michigan. One wonders what might be next. I’m tempted to come up from the basement and look out the window, but I’m afraid that I might find the Huron River on fire, or dogs and cats making love in the street… or, worse […]

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In the tornado bunker of sadness

Linette was gone last night, at a fundraiser for Clementine’s school. I was here at home with Clementine. She’d finally gone to sleep, and I was starting to get some work done, when the tornado sirens started blaring. This is how Linette found us an hour or so later, when she got home. With the […]

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