Fri 2 Sep 2011
I wrote a little about my experiences during Hurricane Irene, but have a few thoughts to share in her aftermath. First, I watched with particular horror the devastation Irene’s rains caused in Vermont. Where I sit in New Hampshire is pretty much the same latitude and topography as where the worst of the Vermont damage was and it is easy to see how had the rain been as heavy here the results would have been the same. As it was, there was quite a bit of damage in and around Carroll County, NH – including a great washout in my own back yard – but nothing compared to our Green Mountain neighbors. My thoughts continue to be with all those up and down the east coast who are still dealing with the damage.
Meanwhile, I was thinking about the American Repertory Theater’s amazing new staging of Porgy and Bess I was lucky to catch while I was down in the Boston area. There is a major plot development that involves a hurricane. I remember there was a knowing buzz in the audience on first reference of the hurricane in the play, as we sat there ourselves thinking about Irene which was due to hit us that very night. Life imitating art.
Steal this comment
I am pleased to announce that we have fixed the comment and search functions on this site. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and comments early and often. We are looking into new designs that will make the comment field a little more intuitive – but until then, click the “comments” link under the title of the post.
Like us on Facebook
In addition to commenting here on LostCowboyFound, many of you have asked us to set up a Facebook page to help you keep track of our posts. I am please to announce our fledgling Facebook page – please go to the page and “like” us. What you will see there will be limited at first until we build a little bit of a following -so if you “like” us – spread the word.
How I will spend my (Labor Day) weekend…
There was a time when I lived in dread of Labor Day, it always signaled an end to something. Not anymore, I look at it as a time of renewal and a sign of good this to come.
This weekend I plan to: stretch the wheels of my newly tuned bike; visit the local farmers’ market to take advantage of the bountiful end of summer yields; score a few good lots at a country auction; and take in a minor league baseball game on the last weekend of the season – the Portland Sea Dogs in Portland, ME. I hope to score a nice dinner while in Portland too. For a small city, Portland, ME has some great restaurants.
Wherever you are or what you do this holiday weekend – I wish you the best.