We are not in control. Nature is.
This winter storm is massive, mean, and dangerous. People are going to die. From Texas to New England we can expect power outages, school closings, pile-ups …
Global warming (which I believe is happening) is little more than a gauzy theory in the face of this fierce storm. The next several days are going to be icy hell.
The friends we left behind in Minneapolis have already endured bitter cold this winter. During one 19-day period, it snowed 16 days. One family said their furnace ran 86 hours without ever shutting off.
I hope you all have some good books, brandy, lots of chili, abundant firewood and a saucy companion.