December 04, 2002

Is This Mic Live?

I could be wrong about this being a wimpy snowstorm; we might actually get a royal shellacking (>6") out of this one today and tomorrow. Some places are getting up to an inch of ICE as well. I don't care. I'm sitting here surrounded by 8 loaves of bread, and there is nothing more comforting in a storm than bread....unless it's numerous gallons of milk. But that is beside the point.

I must get the word out now. The point is, the power might be out tomorrow, rendering me computerless and without a purpose in life other than to feed the woodstove and keep the steps swept of snow. The point is, for all you teeming hoard (nothing personal) of Fragments visitors...

Be sure and set your Mickey Mouse Wristwatch on Friday, December 06, for either 6:50 or 8:50 a.m. EST. Both, if you have self-abusive tendencies. Following the usual five minute Civil War story at those times, I will be reading the remains of an essay on WVTF in Roanoke (Real Audio link is here).

The version as read will be what was left after deleting the second and third paragraph in the studio yesterday, field-amputation like, because the piece was 'too long after all', she said. Down and dirty editing on the fly. Ouch! Instead of merely throwing out the paragraphs, had I been quick on my feet, I would have offered to add in their place the transitional solution so often helpful in historical works:

"And then, some other stuff happened".

Posted by fred1st at December 4, 2002 05:24 AM

Hi Papa.
Through illness, starvation, amputations and all, you are a survivor. I'm looking forward to hearing your essay on Friday (will have to be 6:50). Just in case youth strikes and I don't get to hear it, will you tape it again?
Proud of you.
Love you.
If it's an embarassing story about ME, I'm gonna be a disgruntled boy.

Posted by: your boy of the north at December 4, 2002 04:58 PM

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