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A week after the storm …

November 5, 2011

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Temperatures dropped into the twenties in Connecticut last night, with many still without power a week after an October snow storm. I have a soft spot for two of the more blighted towns: My family moved to Bloomfield from New Jersey in 1972, listening to the howls of our Siamese cat and the flaps of our car’s wiper blades amid the remnants of Hurricane Agnes. Roughly a year later, my life as an obnoxious, foul-mouth teenager ended when I became an obnoxious, clean-mouthed Jesus Freak. I often pedaled my bicycle over Talcott Mountain and into wealthy Simsbury, always hoping to meet one of the co-eds at Ethel Walker School, a girls prep school. I never did, for which all can be grateful (How would I introduce myself? “Hi, I’m a born-again Christian and I have a strict morality. Wanna go out with me?”). I later worked in Simsbury as a YMCA day camp counselor, which I loved.

So I drove there this morning …

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