I was drastically edited - I was concerned that'd happen. I'll dig up my (also highly edited, but SELF-edited at least) original version later if you're dying to see how the newspaper business works and the reason the Internet is pushing them out of business. ;-)
I'm almost certain my invitation to write came from a comment I added to one of the paper's blog postings about the Kraftwerk concert. So, there's your lesson, kids - always make your voice heard or the reporters will never find you!
The flash flood warning just hit the Weather Bug. (This office is full of CHIRPING) It's never been so dark outside, but the storm isn't even NEAR us yet. Time to shift my caseload to tomorrow so I can stare out the window!