Hurricane Ike... actually, Tropical Depression Ike made it all the way to Ohio. The last hurricane I saw this far inland was Hurricane Andrew. Andrew was something special because weather was clear here and you could plainly make out the curved leading edge as it approached. Andrew was nothing but a regular old thunderstorm by the time it reached SW Ohio. I don't like Ike. My wife and I
I've got no power at home but the juice is flowing downtown. With judicious use of flashlights and candles, a battery operated radio, and a few books, comics, and magazines, I've made each dark night a new adventure!
Collectively speaking, it's going to be a while before we get our Internet, TVs, and video games back so pass some time with great story, a great big story, or a bunch of small stories. Whichever way you go, you'll be glad you did. Tell your family, friends, and neighbors who may not be able to read this to visit their local book stores!
Also, the waning full moon is still quite bright and the weather is remarkably comfortable... I strongly recommend taking an evening walk if you're not prone to doing so. It can be quite romantic... I wonder if there will be an Ike inspired mini baby boom come June 2009.
Speaking of romance, we attended the wedding of some long-time friends during the windstorm on Sunday. Here are some photos of the site during our brush with Ike.
I've been considering a "girl of the month" feature here for some time. When Christi of SnickerDoodles Photography was in with a client it dawned on me to ask if I could take a couple of quick photos just before they left. I mistakenly neglected to get the name of Christi's client, who was kind enough to pose for the photos found here. My skills were waaay off the mark because I was trying to hurry. Thank you, whoever you are.
Magazine - Year/Month - Volume/Number - Publisher "Worlds of If" -- 196001 -- V09N06 -- Galaxy Publishing contained the following stories illustrated by Wood: "The Good Seed", "The Divers", "The Last Leap"