Category Archives: weather

General Tso’s Blizzard

Prior to Christmas of 2010 my younger sister insisted on my spending the holiday with her in Boston. She was worried about my head, since our beloved father had passed away in November and my wife and kids were on the other side of the world in Thailand. “I don’t want you to be alone.” […]

Neither Rain Nor Sleet Not Snow

1978 Boston. Route 128. A world-class blizzard hit New England. 24 inches of snow in 12 hours. The next day another 12. Manhattan was buried under a blanket of white. I was worried about my parents and called 109 Harborview Road o tell my father that said I was coming home “How?” He was a […]

SNOW by Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester recorded this song in 1970. Winter was winter back in the last century. Listening to this song is as close as I’m going to get to the 20th Century on a day like this. To hear SNOW by Jesse Winchester,please go to the following URL

New York Snow Day

In the winter of 2010 I woke early to see snow flakes flutter against the window of my Brooklyn bedroom. Beyond the glass a winter storm was decorated the city white. I thought about going back to sleep, except the telephone rang. It was my boss’ son, Richie Boy. “I hope you’re calling to tell […]

Oh Winter Woes

Freezing temperatures have descended from Canada to the Northeast. The thermometer dropped from the 30s to the 20s and into the teens. Winter was back in New York Last week I dressed accordingly for my departure from the Fort Green Observatory and pulled on a teeshirt, cashmere turtleneck, a wool sweater, and a thick winter […]