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A Stephen King thing

I know this is not the weather blog but . . . . The winds have been blowing so hard and so long now through Maryland that it's starting to feel like  something out of a Stephen King story, like "Storm of the Century" but without the snow. By the way, Storm of the Century was, I believe, King's only teleplay. Then again, I could be wrong. There might be 10 teleplays. I recently went to the "Stephen King section" of a bookstore in Virginia and was awed by the body of work. I know the guy's prolific -- remember the John Lovitz sketch on SNL, where Lovitz portrayed King as a man incessantly typing, who could conduct a live TV interview while writing his latest novel? -- but I'd really lost track of the amount of work he's produced since his close encounter with death a few years ago. Need to catch up on King this summer. That is -- if this wind doesn't blow us all to hell!

Hey Steve -- if you're reading this, how about it: A wind that blows so hard for so many days that it drives people of a Baltimore suburb mad and captures all of them in blue plastic shopping bags and lodges them in trees?

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