Hurricane Irene was nothing but some stiff breezes and a lot of water by the time it got to my part of New Hampshire, so I have nothing to report concerning the weather. The entire day, the wind wasn’t strong enough to knock our birds from their feeders. Still, we lost electricity for a few hours. Luckily, before the power went out, we watched True Grit, the 2010 Cohen Brothers’ film. Man is that a great movie. I simply loved the whole thing. Story, characters, cinematography. I know I’m late to “praisin'” this film, but I felt like I should put in my plug. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Here’s a clip. The actress, Hailee Steinfeld, who plays the young protagonist Mattie Ross, is stellar.