Weather Wise

November 15th, 2011

By Jan Barry Early Warning Winter dropped from the October sky Two days before Halloween— Tree branches smothered in snow On summer leaves snapping deep into the night Made darker by downed power lines Global warming! skeptics scoffed— As this part of suburban civilization Staggered for days without electricity, Closed schools, postponed Halloween Until tangled […]

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A White Christmas in Budapest

December 29th, 2010

By Tom Carter We spent the Christmas weekend in Budapest, one of the most beautiful of European cities.  We stayed in a spa hotel on a large island in the Danube.  The river goes through the middle of the city, dividing the old towns of Buda, in the hills on the right (west) bank, and […]

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Climate Doom, Snow, Bombing

December 15th, 2009

By Tom Carter I came across a column today by Anne Applebaum, one of the most well-informed, fair-minded writers you can find.  She’s particularly knowledgeable on issues and history regarding Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union.  Her Gulag: A History, which won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004, is by far the best book […]

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