... The East Coast, that's what! It's one of those earthquakes that's unusual in that part of the country. It happened this afternoon, was widespread over a number of states, apparently didn't cause major damage, so it's mostly good for some stories -- "Where were you when the earthquake hit?" My sister Mary, in southern New Jersey, was in a movie theater (seeing The Help again) and posted later on Facebook that it felt like somebody was kicking the back of her chair. Who'd-a thought it was an earthquake?
... and how lucky were we that we had that family reunion in Jersey two weeks ago and not a little later? A few days after we left, there were massive rains and floods -- dams breaking, all that -- and now this week an earthquake! And next week? -- Hurricane Irene is heading in their direction!
Sad news today, which won't mean much to most of you, but here it is anyway -- Nick Ashford of the Ashford & Simpson songwriting/singing duo died yesterday, age 70. I am and was a big fan of '60's Motown music, and Ashford & [his wife Valerie] Simpson wrote a lot of those big Motown hits. Some years later, they began performing also, not just writing, and had a couple of hits in the mid 80s. Here is one of them: