In the days after Harvey, I volunteered to muck out homes in a North Vidor neighborhood which had sustained extensive flooding. Many of the homes had gotten a jump start on the process – knowing full well the quick advance of mold and the danger of that spread.
My writing, posted elsewhere.
“The 10th Annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival, or #BoomFestX, kicked off on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. If you weren’t there, you don’t know what you missed, so let me teach you a thing or seven. When I finish, you’ll either put a giant “11th Annual BoomFest” on your calendar for February 2018, or I’ll stop liking you. Your call.”
The yearly exodus of creative talent is a psychological drain on those of us who remain. It’s a bitter pill I’m happy to swallow if it means the creative, financial, and mental success of my fellow artists. But it doesn’t make me like being Left Behind in Beaumont any more.