First things first. We’ve had tons of rain from the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey -- although nothing compared to what the coast of TX and Houston have endured. I had a brief email from my dear long-distance friend, Shoreacres, who often comments here. She wrote that she had stayed behind in her apartment near Houston, on a floor level well above the flooding. I assumed she had all the supplies, water, and food she needed for her and Dixie, her cat, because she’s just resourceful like that and an old salt at weather-watching and handling up on her business. So, I’m trusting she and Dixie are fine. (I just checked her blog, and she commented yesterday, so as of then, she was fine and still had electricity, I presume!)
Meanwhile, back on the bayou, schools and many businesses are closed here for two days due to all the rain and street flooding. I’ve pretty much been home bound, as well. I recently received an interesting email through this blog from a woman I went to junior high school with. She was visiting her mom in Arizona and saw me in a PBS documentary on TV. She later googled the documentary and sent me the YouTube link. Well, I should’ve known it was there, because about two weeks ago, I received a CD in the mail of this actual documentary. I watched it, but I didn’t realize it would be on PBS TV!
Backstory: Last year, Kristian Berg and some students from Penn State came down and hired me to take them out to get footage for their documentary and to interview me. When I do these interviews, I never really know if I will end up in the final cut or not. This time, I did make the final documentary and thought maybe you’d like to see it, if you hadn’t already caught it on PBS.
It just blows me away that between the direct Internet link to this film, YouTube, and PBS TV stations, someone could be watching this anywhere around the world at any time. Really mind blowing.
I can only share the YouTube version directly here, but if you have an aversion to YouTube for some reason, follow this link to watch it on the Penn State website.
I look forward to your comments and to any questions you might have.
Keeping high (but not dry),