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Happy Valentine’s Day Belated

Valentine’s Day has passed us by. Onward we go with spring training and baseball once again. The Phillies started their pitchers’ and catchers’ first workout on the 12th, with the full squad coming together on the 17th. The first preseason … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day in Advance

A week from tomorrow is Groundhog Day already. The long-range forecast for the Philadelphia region called for snow on February 2nd, the last time I looked at it; but checking it again while writing this, the prognostication is for partly … Continue reading

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Do You Want Fries With That?

In other news… A man in China was drifting in and out of consciousness and foaming at the mouth, prompting his emergency arrival at a local hospital. An MRI scan revealed more than 700 parasitic worms, intertwined within his brain … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

An arctic blast has taken over the area, dropping the overnight temperature this morning to the low 20s F/~-6° C. Highs today were in the mid-40s F/7° C, rather cold for this time in November. Those readings are typical of … Continue reading

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And Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

Spotted a spotted lanternfly this afternoon at Pennypack Park on the Delaware River in Philly. It was lying dead on the back trail leading to the bridge over the creek. At least I thought it was dead since the bug … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Bliss Forever Fading

Autumn was brilliant this year. Fall’s hues peaked in the Philadelphia area last weekend. Heavy rain toward the end of the week washed away the leaves and their colors like a cupful of chlorine bleach placed in the laundry. The … Continue reading

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Wishing Well

Whenever stuck for a topic about which to write in a weekly essay, write about the weather. The heat wave is finally breaking in the Philadelphia area; that is at least for the next ten days, according to Yahoo’s forecast. … Continue reading

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Dabbling in Poetry Again

A pre-spring thaw lasted for a couple of days, melting all the snow away; But as I write these words of wit, below-freezing temps returned for a bit, To stay until Tuesday, when a high of forty-three (6°C) is what … Continue reading

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Bah, Humbug!

Trying to get into the holiday spirit by putting together Rie Waits’ and my annual Christmas duet. Making progress. Got the basic tracks down and tweaking it here and there. Hope to have it ready by next weekend, maybe sooner. … Continue reading

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Mr. Optimistic’s Winter Prediction For the Northern Hemisphere

This topic has been held over for the entire summer and has certainly grown old. Speaking with a neighbor about how brutal it’s been and will be lasting that way until the end of this week, before any significant relief … Continue reading

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