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Tom Foreman | Bio
Dear Mr. President,
I know it’s the weekend and you’re probably trying to get some rest, but I really can’t help thinking about North Dakota. Floods are always awful, but in the winter they are particularly miserable. Yes, it is technically spring, but having lived in the Dakotas I know that winter is not really over until the cows are not just horns poking out of the snow.
In any event, I keep thinking of all those people piling sandbags and hope against that torrent of water; working to save their land, their homes, their towns. The first five sandbags are fun. The next fifty are serious work. And from then on they are a backbreaking series of little battles with gravity, that make your arms throb, your shoulders ache, your lungs burn, and your legs wobble.
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