DirecTV's "101" channel featured a showing last night of one of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts series films. This one featured a one-on-one conversation between comic Dave Chappelle and writer Maya Angelou. It was really quite remarkable seeing those two individuals from very different times share the thoughts and feelings about their own and each other's lives and feelings. The viewer could easily see Chappelle's respect and admiration for Dr. Angelou. What may have been a little surprising was Angelou offering up her own words of respect and encouragement for Chappelle. We don't receive the Sundance Channel but I hope to see other films in this series — this one certainly was a surprise and delight.
There's a special event at the library so I get to work tonight as tech support and AV crew for the speaker. Former FBI profiler, now best-selling author, John Douglas will be giving a talk. I get to make sure the notebook computer, LCD projector, and sound system don't fail him and spoil the show. The subject matter sounds especially grim (he has worked some especially horrible cases) so we'll see whether I stay in the room for the presentation. I may just go to my Server Room, after getting him started, and tend to my precious machines! At any rate, the night's to be cold and cloudy and since astronomy is out of the question, and if I can't be snug at home, I guess I might as well be earning comp time!
We were supposed to try again Monday night to host a star party for the college astronomy class but the weather's looking dicey again. October isn't known for its clear skies and it's really living up to its reputation.