I had not heard the news yet that day, and I glanced toward the monument as usual.
The top part of the edifice was now a charred stump; it may even have been surrounded by wisps of smoke. My brain projected normality—what it “knew” to be real—onto what I was seeing, overlaying it like a private movie.
And even after I allowed myself to understand what had happened, despite knowing of the importance of breaking the silence, and despite having been grateful to others for breaking their silence, I kept silent.
My usual doctors seemed out of ideas, so I made an appointment with a local alternative practitioner.
As I sat in his office, I noted that he didn’t have on a white coat, nor did his office seem especially clinical, but as “doctor’s appointment” was a category of the landscape of my world, as fixed as that monument in my small town, I only hesitated slightly when he asked me to remove my shirt as part of the exam.
Verizon spokeswoman Karen Schulz said that with such large crowds expected in parts of Oregon and Kentucky, Verizon will deploy portable towers in Madras and Bend, Oregon, and in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Michael Aisner, a self-proclaimed ‘space groupie’ who runs Eclipse Freaks.com, has revealed several props you may want to bring to take the viewing experience to the next level.
Totality will cross the US from west to east, beginning at Lincoln Beach, Oregon, where totality will occur at a.m. It will the US over roughly an hour and a half, passing through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.
It will end near Charleston, South Carolina, at p.m. The path carves through largely rural areas, where cellphone service can be spotty at best, though, so it may not be possible to quickly post to Facebook, Instagram and the like even though carriers plan to temporarily boost capacity in some places.'We're expecting a good experience but there will be times at peak where the network will struggle,' said Paula Doublin, assistant vice president for construction and engineering for AT&T, the nation's second-largest provider.
Still, Sprint plans to have portable towers in Madras and Mitchell and in Rexburg, Idaho.
Michael Aisner, a self-proclaimed ‘space groupie’ who runs Eclipse Freaks.com, suggests looking out for the moment of first contact – when the moon ‘dents the solar disc.’ And, he also says you should watch how your shadow changes as the moon moves Other locations are still being evaluated, spokeswoman Adrienne Norton said.
There was some plausible reason, which I now can’t remember—visual inspection of a rash, perhaps?