Traveling kinks and help with disaster relief

Travel is so much fun.  Yesterday my super phone alerted me that my flight out of Wichita had been canceled due to ‘operations.’  Then I found out that the earliest flight I could get out of Wichita was a three-stop red eye journey late Monday.  So instead of taking that, I re-booked a straight shot from Kansas City back home late today and hitched a three-hour ride to KC.

On the upswing, I’m going to wind up crashing a meeting of the SSA at the University of Central Missouri today and meeting some of their members.  It’s just as well since my connecting flight from Chicago back to Columbus wound up being canceled due to weather anyway.

Speaking of being lucky, I’m fortunate to be stuck in Northern Missouri because Southern Missouri was ransacked by storms last night.  The town of Joplin was leveled by tornadoes with casualties in the hundreds (as of this morning) and injuries up over 500.  The Missouri State Church of the FSM did get home from Rapture Day safely, and Katie Hartman has already begun organizing relief via the Skepticon facebook page, since god seems to be too busy.  If you would like to get in on the relief efforts, there are plenty of opportunities.  They need everything from extra hands to food to donated blood.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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