Thursday, February 6, 2014
Bloguiste Iced Out
I was unable to post my essay on "A Medievalist Looks at Inequality" yesterday. I spent about half the day either waiting for a train that didn't come or sitting in one that wouldn't move. When I finally got back to Princeton I found that falling limbs (about eight of them) had severed my main power line. My fears of immediate electrocution were somewhat calmed when I learned that our entire residential area, along with those housing at least half a million others in the Delaware Valley, was without power. No telephones, natch--just a couple of rapidly draining cells. But the real problem is no heat. Such waning coping skills as I retain will have to be focused entirely on trying to maintain the living standard of a Neanderthal until rescued by PSEG and Verizon. Not what I would call an encouraging situation. But then I suppose it is possible, just barely, that you can get by indefinitely without reading "A Medievalist Looks at Inequality".