Black(out) and Blue

This was to be a note that, due to my restricted black and blue shoulder (see blog of Oct. 7), I am planning to take a couple of weeks off and will return when I can type with all ten fingers again. Now we have just learned that there is a blackout scheduled for 5:00 pm today; all our electrical power will be turned off indefinitely due to very high fire danger. There are about a million households near our area affected. I tell ya, if you ever want to feel like you are living on the edge of disaster, think of last week in California: a few earthquakes, several wildfires and, of course, the political news from Washington, DC. It’s enough to make you jump off the back deck (as CatmanDeux tried last week, as if there wasn’t enough excitement around here). Keep your spirits up and…

Have a good week!

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About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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