NPR-WAMU just ran a piece on eclipse chasers, featuring professional astronomers like Fred Espenak and Jay Pasachoff, as well as an amateur from Brookland (me) as I was working at the CCCC on building a collapsible scope to take to Wyoming for the event.
Here's a link:
And no, I'm not an addict. It's just the most amazing natural phenomenon I've ever experienced.
Here are some pix of my project, which is far from being finished: