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The End of The Journey Kansas To NYC

Posted by | Filed under 2007 Road trip, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, West Virginia | Jun 15, 2015 | Comments Off on The End of The Journey Kansas To NYC

September 13, 2007 The end of the journey. The states are getting smaller and I find myself scrambling for maps much more frequently. I know, I could just follow the signs for highway 50 east, but I like to have the full picture in front of me. So I left Lawrence, Kansas and headed through […]

The different faces of Joplin

Posted by | Filed under Missouri | Jun 13, 2011 | Comments Off on The different faces of Joplin

My time in Joplin has come to an end (June 5). After ten days, eight in the field, of volunteering my body is exhausted and it is time for me to move on. The heat and humidity (60%) down here have been quite oppressive; 94 F in the shade if you can find any. With […]

Wow, volunteers everywhere

Posted by | Filed under Missouri | May 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

I have now been in Joplin for four days and I am still amazed and excited about the continued outpouring of volunteers. Today I worked with three folks from Chicago; Larry, Jack and Lauren. They drove through the night to get to Joplin to help for the next three days. They are not the only […]

Recovery Joplin – the right thing to do

Posted by | Filed under Missouri | May 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Recovery Joplin – the right thing to do

I had planned on visiting Joplin on my last road trip back in 2007, but did not have enough time. This time Joplin again was on my itinerary. I just didn’t think I would be here under these circumstances. I was in northwestern Arkansas last Sunday when the tornado destroyed parts of Joplin. The news […]