My apologies to those have been hoping for something new in this space over the past few days. I'm afraid my Internet connection is a casualty of the ice storm that crippled our neck of the woods last Thursday. Power was out from 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Sunday, and Charter Communications has yet to reestablish its broadband service to Saluda.
I'll be back as soon as possible. I am doing my best to stay abreast of the latest dubious happenings, thanks to the WiFi hotspot at the Black Bear Cafe in Hendersonville., but it could be a while before I manage to get a new post of substance on the Island.