6) I did not witness a single Red Cross Truck or FEMA Vehicle or in lower Manhattan. Recall the assistance these agencies provided after 9/11 – this is NOT HAPPENING. There are bound to be hundreds of elderly people, rich and poor, who live on the upper floors of buildings with elevators that are now disabled. IF POWER IS NOT RESTORED, THIS WILL MOVE FROM BEING AN ECONOMIC DISASTER TO A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER.
For everyone who thinks government does it better – go read the whole thing.
Hmph – Syracuse University cancelled everything for today “in an abundance of caution.” I hope they’re a little embarrassed. We’re on:
Oct. 30 – 6:40 a.m.
The Colleges have confirmed that normal operations will resume today.
At this point, the entire campus has power and there is no damage to facilities.
As always, members of the Deans’ Offices, the Student Affairs staff and the Counseling Center are available to assist students at any time.
…and for the hour the Methodist Church bells are playing the tune Austria, which I know best from my not ill-spent Protestant childhood as Not Alone for Mighty Empire.
I’ve been digging through more of my summer photos. Doesn’t she look like she’s having fun?
The Tate has a show up about (can’t be OF) lost, stolen, erased, or discarded art – from impressionist paintings stolen by the Gestapo to portraits torn off the wall of a gallery in 1988. Here’s the link – go look!
Cain: First they tell me I can’t hunt an elephant for its ivory. Now I have to deal with People for the Ethical Treatment of Werewolves.
You see, there will eventually be VERY few people to educate. At least of the kind who currently send their children to pricey liberal arts colleges in the North East. I wonder just off hand if we (even though we’re 20 miles from the Hill Cumorah) have ANY Mormon students.
OK – earlier this evening I thought I broke the internet. It took about 10 restarts of the the modem and the router to get it back. In the meantime I actually went back to cable tv – and found the show of my dreams! Tattoo Nightmares on Spike…trying to cover or reconfigure really really really horrid tattoos.
Guy with a marijuana leaf on his wrist. Woman with a weird abstract city on her pelvic girdle ["it's made me embarrassed to show my stomach and there aren't any cute one piece swim suits out there!"]. Man with an ex GF’s name AND FACE on his shoulder.
Of course, laser removal is still an option!
. . . when the greeting at the top of your Flickr homepage annoys you.
Hyvää päivää Michael Tinkler!
Now you know how to greet people in Finnish!
No I don’t! How on EARTH am I supposed to pronounce two umlauted As in a row?