Scientific discovery: When it snows a lot, there’s more snow than when there is no snow

January 27, 2015


2015 storm 5The dire warnings were so dire they could only be described as “dire:” Meteorologists predicted so much swirling snow for January 27 that Connecticut’s National Public Radio chapter cancelled its fund-raising event, which was slated to feature a panel of world-renown Emily Dickinson scholars discussing the topic, “Why Working Mothers No Longer Read 16th-century German Poetry To Their Five-Year-Year-Old Children, And The Devastating Consequences For American Culture.”

Wine and cheese would be offered, with suggested donations of $200 for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and a mere $100 for a block of Canadian Cheddar. The chapter expected standing-room-only crowds.

The board of directors debated the decision all the way up to 8:30 p.m. the previous evening. One director inflamed passions when she said: “This move may be considered imprudent by some,” prompting her rival’s uncontrolled rage: “I hope we don’t get too emotional about this.” Still another startled all with the NPR equivalent of slipping off his shoe and banging it on the table: “Let’s maintain unity.”

Analysts fear heads will roll. A totally new board may take the helm within the next three decades.

In another development, a 58-year-old man with a bum arthritic left shoulder braved the wild and shoveled his driveway. He was almost three-quarters done — and feeling obnoxiously proud of himself — when the driver of a Bobcat finished the job, unasked and free of charge.  The driver, obviously a communist, gave the arthritic 58-year-old a thumbs-up sign when finished and trolled for other opportunities.

The 58-year-old, a clergyman who can’t kick his journalism addiction, walked the neighborhood and took some pictures. Here are some.

Before the shoveling …

2015 storm

After much of the shoveling …

2015 storm 2

The neighborhood …

2015 storm 4

We New Englanders know everyone else hates our team.  Luv you too …

2015 storm 3

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About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is a writer, activist, and clergyman living in Connecticut with his wife and family. He's currently writing two books, with more in his head.

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