Oklahoma Tornado Aid

After Hurricane Sandy struck the greater New York/New Jersey shore, Republicans in Congress (including NC's finest Sen. Richard Burr) held up disaster aid funding for exactly 91 days, with the "good Senator" voting in the end against the aid bill.

It will be interesting to see how Mr. Burr approaches aid for Oklahoma tornado relief.


I've got family there

My mom called me in tears yesterday because nobody could get my cousin on the phone. But knowing she was a big Facebook lover, I went online and found her post saying she was okay. She posted a little while later that her younger son's house was destroyed, but none of his family was hurt. They were lucky.

Thankful for good news

Thankful for good news, and prayers for all whose homes and families have been affected, especially those who have lost loved ones.

There are lots of opportunities to reach out through charitable giving. I recommend the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR