November 17, 2008

First Snow

A week ago it was 60 degrees, and the week before that it reached records highs in Michigan with ten degrees higher than that. It is November 16, and this isn't even our first snow fall. The eve of my birthday on the 10th there was enough powder on the cars to make a well-formed snowball. It sure seems a little early to see the white stuff. I know this because I have a memory of driving home from my so-called Bar-Mitzvah party on November 23 when I was 13 years old, and it was snowing for the first time that year. It was a very mediocre average year, and before global warming meant more than just a large part of the Pacific Ocean was hotter than the rest, El Nino.

After two weeks of this cold and wet snow I'll be ready for summer.

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