If you have not seen the tornado destruction wrought in Joplin, Mo., it was completely devastating, tragic and heartbreaking. Want to do a good deed? Throw some cash towards your favorite appropriate national charity. If you don’t have one, try the American Red Cross.

All the best to our readers and fellow Americans in the Midwest, not just in Joplin, but in every community that has been struck by the recent onslaught of storms and tornadoes.

You’re in our thoughts and prayers.