As I write this, the sun is glistening off the snow pack that has covered my street for the better part of the past six weeks. Temps are forecast to keep rising and, mercifully, the snow should be gone by the weekend.But for weeks now, Philadelphia and surrounding areas have had to deal with mountains … Continue reading No savesies?
Old Man Winter’s act getting old
Now is the winter of our discontent. The last four years have been a roller coaster. But this winter has been extreme by any standards.Over the winters of 2009-10 and 2010-11, the Philadelphia area received huge snow storms that buried us for days each year. We thought that was bad.Then we received a couple of … Continue reading Old Man Winter’s act getting old
Snow all about perspective
For some people here in the Philadelphia area and across the northeastern United States it's panic time for the third time this winter, the 2nd time in five days.For others it's a time of excitement and anticipation. Fact is that snowfalls, even large ones, in these modern days are really all just about perspective.Are you … Continue reading Snow all about perspective
The winter doldrums
It’s February in the Northeast section of the country, and it’s cold. Surprise! But this isn’t the usual cold. It’s real cold. Freezing cold. Below freezing cold. Way below freezing cold. Wind chills below zero cold. Did I mention that it was cold? Not only is it cold, but it’s also dark most of … Continue reading The winter doldrums