Monday, July 26, 2010


I woke up this morning at 7, ready to start another mathematical week with 40 energetic freshmen. One shower, two pieces of toast, a mug of coffee, and a lovely packed lunch later, the phone rang.

"The power is still out all along 29," Mr. Daniels voice cheerfully related. "Traffic is terrible - we're canceling for the day."

Jenny is giving me a question-mark look. "No school!" I say. We're not sure what to do with ourselves.

And then it hits us: Evan doesn't have to leave for Hillwood for another hour. What should three logical people do with an early-morning hour? Play Dominion. Done.

Summer is an interesting thing - three summers ago I was sailing on Hayden lake. Two summers ago I was eating goat-ass rice in Mongolia. Last summer I was directing clinics in Ethiopia. And this summer I saw a crazy-as tornado.

It's safe to say I was scared $*&!less. David just laughed. But then again, I'm not afraid of daddy-long-legs.


  1. WOW! WOW! That's a once in a life time thing. Or would be for me. Did you run to the eye of it?

  2. No, I sat in my car with a terrified look on my face while David laughed. But according to Tommy, when David laughs, he's beyond scared $*&#less.

  3. i don't know why you are censoring yourself alban...i mean, i had to push a button agreeing to be bombarded with profanities and inappropriate content in order to come to this site...

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