We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Live, right this moment, from our corner of Yankeeland. That's one of the dwindling woodpiles. The lousy camera doesn't pick it up, but it's snowing heavily and accumulating rapidly.
Schools closed because the amateur bus drivers can't handle 7" of fresh snow: they don't use chains anymore (on the tires, not on the kids - we still use chains up here on the kids, when appropriate). Avoiding litigation, no doubt.
To readers who don't get this white stuff where you live: eat your hearts out! It is a beautiful thing. Now it's time to add a log or two to the fire and worsen global warming or cooling or malaria or whatever.
I like snow, really. I live in the mountains in WA state. But I gotta tell you, I'm glad that it's warmed up and we are in mud season. It's nice to see things growing again. Will happen for you too, one of these days.
Hey! I resemble that remark, "Heat is decadent, and rots the brain, soul and spirit!. It's 91d. as I sit here in sunny SE Arizona. Nice really, but yes a little snow would be wonderful this time of year. BTW, BD, did you see the link I mentioned down below re 'duality'?
I should argue that "heat is decadent" remark, but it's a snappy 75 outside, and I need to burrow inrto the closet and pull out my plaid Bermudas, white socks, sandals, Ban-Lon shirts, and "I'm with Stupid" baseball cap.
I woke up to fresh snow this morning but it turned to rain this afternoon. It sometimes seems cold weather slows down everything, even metabolism and aging, as long as one does not fall on the ice and bust ones tuchus. And you folks in that dry heat like the kind they have in Texas and Arizona should not have to worry too much about rot. I think one needs moisture to rot.
Good link there Buddy. Though familiar with most, a good reference. BTW, do you think we will get some good comments from H. re his mission to D.C.? I'm guessing of course. I wish I had time and money too join him.
Patina, if cold were conclusively shown to reduce aging, I'm moving :-) OTOH I googled 'dry rot', as it is a real condition requiring a scant amount of moisture. Well the top of the links was Wikipedia, which entry contained this;
"In addition, the term can be used as a metaphor for grave underlying problems within a large organization (such as political corruption in government or low morale in the armed forces) that show no symptoms until a sudden, catastrophic failure"
Now I will leave it to you to determine as to whether that statement contains a political agenda or not. But to me it does. Just one more small example of how the left will, and does, influence everything going into the young minds of the current generation. Depressing.