Per se, this isn't "Up to the Minute": the article appeared in Sunday's Kansas City Star, one month after the events described. But good writing - and this is very good writing - is always up to the minute, capturing clearly, forever, particular moments in time. Don't miss this if you love good journalism. Condition Gray: Inside the hospital as the Joplin tornado hit Long feature article at link above; have kleenex handy, it's wrought with emotion. President Obama, in his speech at Joplin, said, "There are heroes all around us all the time." We meet them in this story. We are there.