On my way through town Tuesday morning, it took me a while to realize why everybody was blowing through the school zone at the bottom of the hill at 40 miles per hour without even a token tap on the brakes. Then I glanced to the left and saw the school parking lot empty. Ah! It’s not a school […]
On the last day of 2014, part of Albany’s Bryant Park was still under water, as it had been for a week or two. This was not unusual for the season. What was unusual was that near the edges of this temporary lake, ice had formed.
By now everybody is thinking: OK, so it snowed a lot in western Oregon. Enough already with the videos and the Facebook entries. Trouble is, when you’re more or less stuck in the house, and the Olympics on TV feature an endless race on skis, what else is there to do besides commenting on the weather […]
Another day, another stroll in the snow, deeper now than the day before. Such is our fate as climate change utterly fails to make itself felt. This is the kind of winter we had several times in the 1970s and ’80s, if memory serves. (hh)
Everybody and his sister, in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley, took photos on Thursday night of the western sky. We all thought it was a spectacular sight,. What’s the meaning of this, somebody might have asked.