Monthly Archives: June 2013

Panic! At the Derecho

Prologue Monday, June 10, I attended the funeral of a close friend. Four hours later, I came into the office to relieve Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases for the 11pm newscast. “It’s already started,” she said. “What’s that?” “Derecho rumors for Thursday.” … Continue reading

Posted in Sociology, Weather Communications

An Extraordinary Man – Taken Far Too Soon

Shock. Grief. We got word this afternoon that our Deacon and friend, Joe Marotta, drowned while on vacation with his family. It is a vivid and painful reminder that life is not fair. Joe leaves behind a tremendous and tenacious … Continue reading

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