Ok, hurication is over. Time to get back to some semblance of normalcy. I hope y’all are okay out there. We came out unscathed save for a couple of days without power; presently we have no cable/Internet service, but no complaints given what so many others are going through.
Before the power went out we had been watching Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s informative and amusing press conferences. You hate to make light of a bad situation, but his sign language interpreter was a bit distracting, as was his attempt to reach out to the area’s Hispanic population. Saturday Night Live captured it best, as I knew they would:
I did get a chance to read a bit of baseball. I polished off Chasing a Dream, a novel by CJ Boerger (a review of which will be posted shortly). Also received a few goodies in the mail, including Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game by John Sexton, president of New York University, and Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball, by Prof. Stanley Rothman. Both promise to be thought-provoking and challenging
As for my 501 project, I’m still awaiting galleys for the final loo-over and index creation.