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Storming off to speak.... [May. 1st, 2007|05:32 pm]
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Today I had a speaking engagement at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, thanks to Dr. Don Parks...who used The Deed of Paksenarrion as a text in a class on leadership.  Today didn't so much dawn, as pour out of the sky in liquid waves.  Which is to say it was raining pretty good by the time I left, and rained harder at intervals on the 20 mile drive down. 

The traffic light was not working right at the south end of town, so a very drenched policeman (hardly visible, he was so wet, and without his coat with the reflective stripes) directed traffic. 

Everything went well at the university...I spoke to two classes (long classes...hour and a half, I think) and also viewed a video the morning class had  made, ate lunch with them, looked at their "aesthetic response" projects (which included the video.)  Very interesting bunch of young people, and a fine day, all things considered.

Came home to find that the roof is leaking in such a way that my study ceiling drips right at the end of my desk, down to where the tangle of wires is, and there's a tornadic thunderstorm headed roughly this way.  In fact, there are *two* propagating lines of storms--both strong--which look like they're going to meet overhead.  That will make for a very interesting evening, if neither of them sheers away (they're about two counties off at the moment) so I may disappear for awhile into the hall with blankets and pillows.  Baseball-sized hail (which one storm is producing) will make holes in parts of our old roof for sure.

But I hope to get some words done first, so....bon voyage or whatever.

[User Picture]From: yvonneh
2007-05-02 01:28 pm (UTC)
I hope by now the storm has passed and all's well with you and Richard.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2007-05-02 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your good wishes, Yvonne. Maybe that's what saved us. Both the storms aiming at us turned south before they got here, so we had a peaceful night. We're expecting more storms later today but at the moment it's a warm, humid morning with a little sunlight breaking through. Will likely be hot in an hour or so.

Didn't get much writing done yesterday, what withall the other stuff, but must get with it this morning....though not until after starting a batch of bread.
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