2011 Joplin Missouri Tornado

I’m going to take an “HSS Timeout”… You’ve probably seen photos like the ones below…

Odds are that you’ve never seen a twister, but I have. I can tell you straight up that the experience was one of helpless and hollowness. I was stuck in a traffic jam, and there was no place to go. It was literally a crap shoot as to which way the tornado would move.

This isn’t just about lost lives, broken bodies, demolished homes and businesses… No one who encounters a tornado is ever quite the same again…

To help, the American Red Cross is always a good starting point…

Cisco the blogging cat…

Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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