Monthly Archives: April 2014

Swarm of Tornadoes Tears Across the South


Updated 4:58 p.m. ET

At least 16 people were killed Monday as deadly tornadoes ripped through sections of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, bringing the death toll for the storm system that hit the Midwest earlier in the week to 35.

The dangerous weather was headed toward Georgia early Tuesday, after having flattened buildings in towns throughout the region, and Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency.

“For about 30 seconds, it was unbelievable,” said Mississippi state Sen. Giles Ward, whose Louisville home was destroyed in the storm while he huddled in a bathroom with his wife, four kids and dog. “It’s about as awful as anything we’ve gone through.”

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The storm system rumbling east across the country has slammed a huge swath of territory with dangerous weather, from Iowa south to Oklahoma and into Arkansas, which alone saw 15 deaths. An estimated 11 tornadoes hit the…

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BREAKING NEWS: “To Appomattox” Kickstarter Officially Launched!

To Appomattox


The official Kickstarter Campaign for To Appomattox launched today at 8:30 A.M. PST. The goal set for the campaign is the largest ever attempted on Kickstarter: $2.5 Million. To donate to the Kickstarter, click here! This is your chance to help get a major production before the cameras, and actually take part in the making of this epic historical drama! Spread the word on the project, as the producers hope to achieve their goal by May 16th!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

I found this park bench, sitting outside a computer store, in Sheridan, Arkansas. They painted it to look like a computer as a way to advertise their business. I thought it was neat and took a picture of it.


One Word Photo Challenge – Turquoise

Turquoise is one of my favorite colors. I find that it’s a beautiful shade of blue and that it’s bright and colorful. My daughter just happens to have a turquoise colored knitted owl hat that she wears, almost every day. She used to sleep in it and she used to beg me to let her wear it during the summer. At times I would give in, but during the summer months I would do my best to talk her out of wearing her hat outside.

They other photos I’ve posted are her usual sense of style. She loves tutus and hats and dressing up in different costumes.

To find out next weeks ‘One Word Photo Challenge’, click here.





One Word Photo Challenge – Glitter/Metallic

I wasn’t able to find any pictures containing anything glittery, but I was able to find something metallic. I love this picture of my daughter, she looks to be in deep thought. For information on this particular photo challenge, or to find out what next weeks word is, click here.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

We thought it was a neat thing that our soda cans we received during our replenishment while on deployment, had a different look to them. I’m not sure what language it’s written in, but I think they’re neat looking compared to seeing the usually American style soda cans.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

I saw this carved into the wall at the Memphis Zoo, near the polar bear exhibit. I believe this to be true. We are all created from the earth and when we die, we are given back to the earth.