Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Irregularities in the rhythm of my blog posts rank low in the hierarchy of the world's current concerns, but one must make the best one can of the material at hand. The hurricane struck while your bloguiste was in Tennessee. We may be here for an indefinite stay, as air travel to the New York area has become difficult. I put matters thus only because I rarely find such a splendid occasion to employ the classical figure of speech called litotes. What the sentence actually means is that there is no air traffic from Nashville to any airport in the New York area, and no idea when it might resume. So while our hearts and minds go out to friends and neighbors in the northeast, our bodies must remain here in Murfreesboro, enjoying the beautiful bright autumnal weather and the unstinting southern hospitality of John and Betty Dixon, the parents of our daughter-in-law.