Tag Archives: Winter

Life Will Go On!

Week 10 of self-isolation has begun, although my staying at home all the time is not happening. I would have been taken away in a straight jacket by now, had it not been for outdoor trips to exercise in close … Continue reading

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Lent’s Over: It’s OK for Me to Complain Again

Into Week Five of socially distanced isolation, my normally easy-going temperament has become a bit edgy, lacking in patience for ordinary idiosyncrasies that otherwise are overlooked or tolerated. Back in 2000, I had posted about being housebound for a period … Continue reading

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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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Ticks and Mosquitoes Will Rule The Earth If Groundhogs Don’t See Their Shadows On Groundhog Day.

Found along the Delaware Riverbed during low tide at Lardner’s Point in Philadelphia, what does the center rock in the above photo make you think of first: the Great Pyramid of Giza perhaps? While taking this photo, I wondered where … 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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Waxing Poetic: Blame It On The Full Moon

Another year has passed us by, seemingly at double time for me, But through it all, the only things that I did see,Were the soles of my boots with big holes underneath,From dragging my feet, attempting to slow those circles … 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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Dog Days and Wooly Worms

August’s dog days complete with high temps and humidity are upon us, making this chronic bellyacher even more miserable. The current season has been right up there with the past several summers for what I like to call, “Dante’s Inferno.” … 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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