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May 1, 2014 - ......but still doin' OK

greetings from the scene of the depression-era dust bowl. i saw a documentary once about the dust storms that forced many families out of oklahoma in the 1930s, and one person described how she would literally have to crawl on her knees to stay under the blowing grit. tuesday i briefly experienced something like that – a complete brownout in one spot (bare earth across the road from me, and the 60+ mph wind was just picking it up and throwing it at me) and cars were almost stopping. fortunately it was just for a few hundred feet before it...

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