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Thought for the Day--March 31, 2011: Tornadoes in Florida and Conference

I'm enjoying my conference (St. Petersburg), but the weather outside has been wild, some tornadoes in Tampa and high winds and pounding rain here. It's crazy! I thought I would get away from "Weather" by being in Florida, but, instead, it has followed me here. It's supposed to be nice tomorrow (April Fools' Day), though. I hope so. It's a nine-block walk to my hotel, and I'd rather walk it in nice weather. Tonight, I (the president) met with the new Creative Writing committee; we have agreed that our organization should develop a creative writing journal but that, due to costs, it should be online. We named the journal, but I'll talk about that later, since I have not yet snagged its domain name. Besides, it's not a done deal because the Board must approve it. Jerry (my husband), Larry Rubin (a Southern poet), and I are planning to see Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf at the the American Stage in St. Petersburg. Kind of eerie, what with the r

Thought for the Day--March 30, 2011: Arrival in St. Petersburg

We arrived in St. Petersburg, about 30 minutes late, due to "Weather." We flew into Tampa--a bumpy flight all the way. Evidently, we got in just in time because later flights were delayed and even canceled. We grabbed a bite to eat (Broiled Grouper, asparagus, and orzo--very good and within the Weight Watchers program). Then I rushed to the Board meeting (late), where I, president of the newly formed Creative Writing Committee, gave a report about what is on the agenda for tomorrow evening. In other words, not much to report yet. It looks like this is going to be an interesting conference, although the rough weather is supposed to continue tomorrow. By 10:30 p.m., it was pouring outside, so we took a taxi to our hotel (although it is only 9 blocks from the conference hotel). Off to bed. I'm very tired--I hope to sleep well because I have lots to do tomorrow. Later!

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