Alan Blinder, 21, wrote a guest post for my Forbes blog. It's about a tornado. Read: "What a Tornado Taught Me That College Didn't."
Soon, the pressure changed, and my ears popped. Outside, the wind howled, the water rushed and the thunder rumbled through the menacing sky. Inside the stairwell, the muffled sounds combined to create something like the noise waiting passengers hear when a plane pulls up to the gate. And then it was over.