This is what we've been reading this A.M.
Recession is the new normal in this WaPo story.
I'm a huge fan of Non-Sequitur, the comic. Today's is telling (and fitting for those of us in the online news business). Tomorrow, this link will go to the latest post by the comic, so click now to see it.
I'm originally from northern New York, just outside the six million acre Adirondack Park. Irene missed us in Arlington, mostly (not to belittle the problems the storm caused for many), but blasted the small hamlet of Keene, a village with one small main strip through town. Here's a story in the local Plattsburgh Press-Republican. This sort of thing destroys economies up there, where in good years, the economy is slow.
From ArlNow, the reason for cannon fire this morning.
--Curated this morning by Steve Thurston