09/06/2005: Thought for the Day:
Last year, my wife and I lived through four hurricanes. She was finishing grad school at the University of Florida, and even though we were pretty far inland (Gainesville), we lost power for a total of two weeks. I never really got used to it: the rotting groceries, the mosquitoes, the headache you get reading by candlelight, the general gloom. During Ivan, the last of the four, I had the good luck to be in Virginia—or so I thought. A few days later, Ivan caught up with me on the road to Washington, D.C., and blew me back to my motel in Williamsburg. It's hard not to take that sort of thing personally.
--Blake Bailey, "My Year of Hurricanes: I lost everything in Katrina."
Len on 09.06.05 @ 05:36 AM CST