Friday, September 19, 2008

It's like starting a mower that hasn't been used in years.

So I've decided that blogging is a discipline that I should do my best to keep practicing. No longer will I use the excuse that I don't have enough time to tap out a few thoughts a week. So here it goes.

Hurricane Ike. You moved me!

The Greater Houston area, especially the east Texas coast (and as far north as Huntsville) was recently rocked by big boy Ike. I have to be honest. I seriously underestimated his ferocity. I'm so used to hearing newscasters sensationalize the weather (and other events) to attract viewers. When hurricane Rita came though a few years ago we hardly even felt the effects. Now, we're going on day six without power. It's been a very bittersweet experience. The lack of electricity has been difficult especially for me and my son Mason (we like it cool when we sleep). However, having to be outside away from my home base of entertainment has forced me into some actual friendships with my neighbors. Our area, north of Houston is starting to heal, and it's time to take stock and look for opportunities to help those who are still reaming from the disaster.

Ok, here are some shots of Hurricane Ike. Definitely a must see. (thanks Vicki)

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