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A public safety lesson learned in person

PennWell is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., and many of us watched the news and weather with trepidation as the tornado hit Oklahoma City on Monday, May 20. Oklahoma City is about 100 miles west and slightly south of Tulsa, and the storm was headed northeast. We in Tulsa were extremely lucky that the system that spawned this tornado, which was 1.3 miles wide and had estimated peak winds of 200 to 210 miles per hour, passed to the north of our city.

I’m feeling a little more politically savvy these days

Let me start out by saying that I am not a political animal. At all. I am less than fully versed in the many aspects of our political system and the political process. And I am OK with that. It is a choice I make/made. I had/have opportunities to get more educated on this topic.

Comments from the peanut gallery

I have always maintained a front row seat in the peanut gallery. From a very young age, I had the gift of inserting unique perspectives at opportune (and sometimes, inopportune) moments.

Chicken Soup for the Hydropower Soul

Those who remember NBC's Saturday Night Live of the early 1990s undoubtedly recall Al Franken, who, after serving as both a cast member and writer for the show, has since become a New York Times best-selling author, a talk show host, and, most recently, a United States Senator from Minnesota.

When is the last time you saw this much legislation favorable to hydro?

I am so excited for the U.S. hydropower industry right now!