Hurricane Rita is now being described as having the potential to be the worst storm to ever hit Texas. And even though I'm concerned about my folks' house and all that (since their suburb of Sugar Land has already begun voluntary evacuations, my biggest hope that Rita stays as far away from New Orleans as humanly possible.
This actually is great: Almost a year ago at this time, I posted about one of my old schoolmates, Jonny Beckett, who was battling lymphoma and had a benefit concert thrown in his honor, which I attended. Tonight, I saw him direct the Four O'Clock Lab Band. He's back in school and hopes to finish his master's degree in the spring. What a difference this year has made!