Bear with, bear with. (Yes, I am mildly absorbed/obsessed with the British series "Miranda" at the moment, how's that for an obscure reference.)

I do this blogging thing a little here, a little there, and then a lot not anywhere. But now that I'm connecting this blog in a couple of places it hasn't been before, I'm going to make an effort to post more often. No guarantees. But I do hope you'll join in once there's something actually of substance to say.

So here's something: After spending the last 24 hours amidst whipping winds and teeming rain that everyone called "Sandy," I am very ready for some fresh air. I am lucky: Lights, internet, cable all stayed on. So far as we know, M's car is intact. Many others weren't so lucky, and my thoughts are with you now.

If you have a story to tell about your Sandy experience, share it below!