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August 15, 2003
Well, yes, there was that pesky blackout thang yesterday. Just what the ol’ body needed, my biennial walk home from work. Two hours after heading out of the office, just to see what was up, and I was home packing all perishables into the freezer, seeking out my candles, batteries and flashlight, getting ready for a long, dark, sticky, stagnant night. Beer at a local hangout, two blocks from the East River, watching the sun set behind the dark buildings, jutting up like crooked, rotten teeth. But then, the stars came out and I found myself drawn to their light.