March 30, 2018
This past month we saw 4 Nor’Easters blow through our region and each one sent schools and offices into a state of panic. (I won’t go into a whole rant about how I feel the Philadelphia region is ill-equipped to plan for and handle storms in general, keeping fear at bay, and offices and schools open). Needless to say, the region lost a ton of time and productivity. My child hasn’t had a consistent school schedule since sometime before Christmas. As much as I enjoy a good snow day, the reality is, the shutting down of all the things really
March 7, 2018
January 7, 2018
As I type the entire eastern seaboard is covered in snow. It actually has some new name I’ve never heard before – snow bomb cyclone – something like that. I couldn’t even follow my meteorologists last night when they tried explaining it all. It’s a massive winter storm complete with snow, wind, and frigid temps that spans from northern FL up the coast to ME. Tons of schools were closed for two days straight (on the heels of two weeks’ holiday vacation) with lots of businesses following suit. Not all though and I had several friends venting on Facebook today,
December 21, 2017
A friend shared this poem on the Winter Solstice and I want to share it here as well. “And so the Shortest Day came and the year died And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with evergreen; They burned beseeching fires all night long To keep the year alive. And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake They shouted, revelling. Through all the frosty ages you can hear them Echoing behind us – listen! All the long echoes,
I love the month of December. That said, there is no shortage of folks who despite their professed love of the holidays, also include a “but” in every sentence they utter or post they write. “I love this time of year, but…” or “I love the holidays, but…” And the following clause is usually a statement of struggle or overwhelm. It can stand alone. Which is telling. It negates what proceeds it. It negates that line about how much you say you love this time of year and the holidays. The word “but” is a real pain in the butt.