You may not know her writing, but you know Nora Ephron's movies: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Julia and Julie. She died on Tuesday from pneumonia, brought on by cancer. She was 71. Brilliant, funny, very quick on her feet, with a light touch and sharp wit in her writing. It sparkled. Try "Scribble, Scribble," and then her recent book, "I Feel Bad About My Neck." And then you can start missing her.
According to the blog Athens, Ga., Weather, by Matt Daniel, this weekend is going to be very hot, starting today. Like, triple digit hot, 105 degrees. Which will force el-Cheapo, aka, me, to turn on the AC at last. Dang. But no matter how hot it is here, remember it's always hotter in Augusta.
There're two cool events for children today.
One is Charlie Hope, a recording artist from Seattle, who's giving a concert at Athens Community Theater at 10am today. Storytime will precede the concert. A donation of $3 gets you in the door. Sponsors are , T and Community Water Management.
The other is storyteller/singer Carol Cain, who will be at Mel Auditorium at at 10:30am. She's coming as part of the Summer Reading Series, sponsored by the .
The deadline is Monday, and it's fast approaching.