I don't know about you, but there has never been anything lazy about my summers.
Whether it was thrice-weekly trips to the library to participate in the summer reading program, mowing lawn after lawn after lawn or heading to multiple summer concerts - I always felt on the move.
This summer should be no different.
Between the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the numerous exhibitions and events at the Clark (more on that next week) or weekly trips to Tanglewood, Summer will be jam-packed with places to go, people to see and things to do.
For me, it will culminate in the semi-official union with my bride.
Semi-official because where and how we are having the ceremony, a Pagan handfasting at Stonehenge, isn't exactly recognized by the state of Massachusetts.
For this reason, we have already been legally married by the state. So I will have two anniversaries to remember - lucky me!
Back here in Williamstown, one event coming up, Riverfest, started me thinking about how some former and current residents of The Spruces probably aren't that thrilled with the Hoosic River.
Would you, if your home was flooded because of it? Probably not. And at this point, I have no idea what will happen, or should happen.
One particular thing that should be honored are the desires of those who are directly affected.
Yes, what's best for the town should also be considered, and I think it would benefit everyone to have the Army Corps of Engineers figure out what could be done to prevent future flooding.
Who knows when the next Irene is going to hit? If you believe the climatologosts, the northeast can expect more of these types of storms in the future.
Whatever happens, it should probably happen quick, as the official start of Hurricane Season is just over two-weeks away. And I don't think anyone wants to go through Irene again.