Quick entry today as I’m trying to get out and about before the rain starts. And by rain, I mean the six inches (remnants of a hurricane and a tropical storm) that are supposed to sweep through here between now and Sunday. Get out the ark!

And now, a reading update: I’m still working my way though Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, which is very compelling, but very long, so I’m doing it in spurts, and was alternating with It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life, Lance Armstrong’s book about his battle with cancer. Let me say this is one of the most compelling books I have ever read, period. It’s an incredibly emotional story, and just so freaking inspiring. If you saw Dodgeball, you know they played on Lance’s story of coming back from cancer for laughs, sort of, but the story itself is just amazing. So much so that I’m hanging one quote from it next to my computer, for those days I’m feeling negative:

I knew this much. I believed in belief, for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe—what other choice was there? We do it every day, I realized. We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery.

I don’t even know how to follow that, so I won’t try.

And to all of you in Florida, with storms closing in, my thoughts are with you. Be safe!

have a good day everyone….