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Jeff Cox is an award-winning freelance writer based near Easton, Pa. He has spent nearly 20 years in the news business, working as both a writer and an editor. His freelance work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, CNNMoney.com, dissidentvoice.org and The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. He has received multiple awards for his writing and editing from the Pennsylania Newspaper Association and New Jersey Press Association, and has spoken at Columbia University's Hechinger Institute.
Finding a shared flood fury
To understand a flood, you have to live through a flood. Those who haven't might not grasp the plight of John McCusker, a photographer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, whose sad story recently made national news. Having just sustained nearly $100,000 worth of damage to my own home during a recent flood on the Delaware River, I can empathize with McCusker.