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

January 27, 2015

Uncategorized

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

Advertisements
, , ,

About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is an ordained clergyman specializing in healing and conflict transformation. He lives with his wife and son in Connecticut.

View all posts by Charles Redfern

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: