Category Archives: weather

The Wind in Red Hook

This weekend brought a cold front through New York and its passing was marked by high winds. Trees fell throughout Brooklyn. One in the alley behind our brownstone lost a limb to a long day of gust. It crashed to the ground smashing two fences. No one was hurt. I bicycled down to Red Hook […]

Go Neanderthals Go

The Neanderthal dominated Europe and Asia for almost a half-million years. This species of Man vanished from the Earth 24,000 years ago. Anthropologists once blamed the fall of the Neanderthals on their stupidity, while recent studies have revealed that the ancient men had large brains than their homo sapiens descendants and were stronger and taller […]

Rain, Sleet, and Snow

Back in 2022 St. Padraic’s Day was blessed with spring weather. The next day was even warmer, especially since I had traveled south to the Northern Neck of the Potomac. Charles, Ms. Carolina, and I stood at the end of the dock. A super-sized moon roses over the far shore and the equinox sun set […]

Snow Day In New York

Winter used to be the season of cold. In 1978 a blizzard dropped three feet of snow on the Northeast. The suburbs were cut off from the cities by ten-foot drifts on the highways. I lived in the East Village. At night I clomped through the yellowing slush to CBGBs. Army boots and a leather […]

Cold As A Witches Teat

Tonight’s weather has been predicted to be the rainy, which will certainly be better that New Year’s Eve 2018, the coldest end of the year in the history of New York. I’ve been in other cold nights in this city. Most memorial. 1971. Doctor Nick, Wayne Shephard, Eddie Mickie, and Wayne’s sister drove up to […]