Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shit Happens--An Update

According to a note I got from Credo, the Delaware River Commission meeting for November 21 has been cancelled, signaling that the plans to allow hydrofracturing in the Delaware Basin did not have the support of President Obama and the Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. 

Thank you to everyone who wrote, called, or clicked on the Credo button to send your public comments to the President and to your Governor. Surely our collective voices were heard, but as always, we must remain vigilant and guard the back door.

For more insight on the plight of Upstate New York residents in the wake of Hurricane Irene, please see my previous post. I still can't believe what I saw in those pictures, and similar scenes of devastation can be found in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

The time for denial about the truth of climate change is over.  It is time to stand up for the environment before things get any worse. Hopefully, it will not be too late to remediate the damage that has already been done.

On a more personal note, I am recovering well from my arm injury, enough to be able to make my acting debut on November 5 as Hannah Townsend Lawrence at the Bayside Historical Society's tour of Lawrence Cemetery. And on November 21, right after my lecture on OB/GYN emergencies for the Emergency Room Nurses  Course at Montefiore, I'll be headed to Manhattan.

Fellow urban fantasy author April Gray and I will be chatting about the genre of urban fantasy and I'll be reading from my novel in progress Boulevard of Bad Spells and Broken Dreams at the Columbus Library.  I will sign copies of anthologies containing excerpts of Someday for your holiday gifts.

Next week, I plan to muse about the Occupy Wall Street movement and another example of  the government  mishandling a situation by not responding to the concerns of We, the People.