Daily Archives: February 2, 2011

The Beginning of Those “I Remember When” Stories

Rolling blackouts are what we awoke to this morning in Houston. The outdoor thermometer read 26° and the power companies are struggling to keep pace with demand. The house was still warm and it certainly wasn’t the end of the world — this New England Yankee can handle some cold! But my cats seemed to […]

Part I: Punxsutawney Phil, You’re an Amateur

By now there are two things you can automatically assume about Groundhog Day. One is that there’s a good chance Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow and there will be six more weeks of winter. Matter of fact, out of the last 114 years’ worth of predictions, Phil has seen his shadow 99 times so […]