And we're back! For a short period

 Picking up Bean Boots in Freeport was delayed

Picking up Bean Boots in Freeport was delayed

i'm sure it didn't make the NY media market (and yesterday's terrorist attack would certainly explain that) but Maine was pretty much shut down from Sunday night's windstorm which knocked out power for something like half the state. My power was restored at 5:30 this morning, but hundreds of thousands of people (including poor Pal Nancy) are still waiting. Observing crews from as far west as Ohio, north as New Brunswick and south as West Virginia toiling way, I'm  awed, once again, at both the fragility of our power grid, but also at the incredibly sophisticated response systems the utility companies have created. There's a good article here describing how Central Maine Power and, by extension (heh) other state utilities put together recovery plans. It's not as random as it might seem.

So after a few more restorative cups of coffee to make up for the past couple of day's deprivation, back to posting. Judging from a phone message left yesterday by a Vogue reporter (did you know that magazine was still in business? I didn't), we can soon expect a hit piece on the incredibly sexist attack being conducted here on the fine liberal womanhood of Greenwich. Probably won't be worth commenting on, but there's always real estate!

 Even in downtown portland, there are trees — who knew?

Even in downtown portland, there are trees — who knew?