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Ken Viewer
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Sitting here doing what I often do on Sundays --watching Book-TV (on C-Span 2); which was being telecast live today from the very wet, normally huge Miami Book Fair, while I surf the Internet. I thought it couldn't rain in Miami without an advance permit?

The vendors there, who paid a pretty-penny for their booths, have covered up as best they can... Book-TV host Peter Slen looks he crawled out of the ocean without a towel. The normal mobs of people? Either didn't show up or are now in hiding.

Oops, they just lost their live signal from Florida and switched to a pre-recorded interview with Luther Campbell.

Foo. They will switch to a live indoor presentation on animal rights shortly.

Okay, back on the cable-TV live at the auditorium where the panel is going to be held.

Ken

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You're thinking of LA or Phoenix or someplace. It rains a lot here. Not like Seattle or whatever, but a lot. It's the subtropics. Dry(er) season shoulda started by now but you know, that 'imaginary' global warming and all. It's raining on and off today. Sunny enough right now where I am but I see rain clouds over to the east, downtown where the Book Fair is.

So long from the Sunshine State!

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CM,

Guess I was. Never spent much time in Miami other than covering indoor conventions on a newspaper's dime. The weather was always gorgeous, as long as we all drove around in air-conditioned cars. I didn't recall ever seeing any rain.

Since half the wealthy people in my neighborhood now winter in Miami, I assumed the sun was always out (even at night) down there.

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All just changed; heck, they're live... note the change of time and the change of STATION.

At 5:15 PM Eastern time (2:15 PM Pacific time), C-Span Three will present a new program relating to the 100th anniversary of the release of the motion picture "Birth of a Nation." That's all I know. Scheduled for an hour-and-a-half.

Book-TV & its offshoot, "American History-TV," never have commercials; if you have cable, 25 cents a month of your fee goes to pay for C-Span-2 & 3, which includes Book-TV, unless the Senate is in session on a weekend day.

Ken

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Crimson Mask from FL
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Rain in Miami? Naaah.

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LOL. Look what floated up while I was posting the pics.

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See the other end of my little dock from up here. Nearly swamped. This and the last one is out my office window. I wonder why I never get anything done.

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Heck, you've got more greenery now than the Central Park lagoons have in the summer.

Are you on an inland canal? Up here you could charge a fee to people to sit on that dock, enjoy the scene and look like they're fishing. Rain...hmm. Is flooding a chronic problem?

Cokie Roberts is the guest on Book-TV's first-Sunday-of-the-month 3-hour live author-interview. Dreadful haircut for a good-looking 72-year-old woman. Three hours of this? I'm going to take a shower and go out to waddle down Broadway and look for old newsreels in the trash.

Ken

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I'm on an inland lagoon, actually. Canals are manmade. Flooding hasn't been a problem... yet. In general it's only a problem with hurricanes.

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