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patterns of ink

How fruitless to be ever thinking yet never embrace a thought... to have the power to believe and believe it's all for naught. I, too, have reckoned time and truth (content to wonder if not think) in metaphors and meaning and endless patterns of ink. Perhaps a few may find their way to the world where others live, sharing not just thoughts I've gathered but those I wish to give. Tom Kapanka

Monday, February 05, 2007

Brrrrrrrr.... Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Unless you are far from the Midwest and Eastern U.S., you know there is an arctic air mass that has blooped down over us like a blob in a blue lava lamp. It looks like it will be a couple days before it rises back up to where it belongs. In the meantime, we're hunkered down. Everything school--including area colleges--closed today.
Normally school
cancellations are a bit of a chore with decisions being made at 5:30 A.M., but in this case, the announcements started running along the bottom of the screen during the Mud Bowl last night. Tomorrow is only going to be 3 or 4 degrees warmer with wind-chills still near -15 to -20, so I'm not sure how that will play out. There is probably about 14" of snow in our neighborhood, but it has come so gradually in these sub-zero conditions that it is creating a pending avalanche on our front eve. The snow is "rolling over" the roof edge like baked bread in a pan. These pictures don't quite show it. I'm going to leave it alone and hope no one is under it when it drops. (It's not dangerous like killer icicles, but it would be a chilling way to start the day.)


Blogger JR's Thumbprints said...

School cancellations? What's that? My lovely students had school all week. Some of them even withstood the cold to pump some iron in our outside weight pit.

10/2/07 9:51 AM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

You mean you guys don't have "snow days" for the inmates? Man, JR, your job is tough. Snow days and summer are one of the rewards for hard-working teachers. There's got to be some sort of perk for teachers in the system.

10/2/07 9:42 PM  

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