Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Paul was out in California for a conference in the desert resort city of Palm Springs,located 160 km inland from LA.
Posted by monica/paul at 6:22 AM
Thursday, February 18, 2016
#616a. In case you are not familiar with Norman Rockwell's paintings and the "Saturday Evening Post"
Norm captured mid-century America on canvas, including kindly old GP's/pediatricians like Alan Bitner MD in the previous post. Back in 2010, we visited Norm's estate & museum at West Stockbridge in the Barringtons, in western Massachusetts right by where we went skiing last month.
Posted by monica/paul at 8:44 PM
A great picture that Norman Rockwell would have been proud of. Accompanying a story about the cost of health care in this country, in the Business section of today's Times
Posted by monica/paul at 8:23 PM
Monday, February 15, 2016
... when you see the Dept of Sanitation's salt trucks out on the street, as was the case this morning. Who needs Accuweather!
Posted by monica/paul at 8:50 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
As predicted at the end of a previous post (#610) it did snow this weekend - but as you probably saw on your local news service, it was an historic snow event with 26.8" (approx 68 cm) recorded in Central Park, just 0.1" shy of the record for a NYC snowfall set in 2006. it snowed for more than 24 hrs, at the rate of 2.5 cm/minute, with strong winds causing blizzard conditions at times, and the roads were closed at 2.30 pm, and public transport shutdown and all the stores closed. Luckily the power stayed on.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:31 AM
Friday, January 22, 2016
We rented the Chevrolet Suburban SUV below and the six of us drove up to western Massachusetts to enjoy winter in the beautiful Berkshires and to give the kids their first shot at skiing, at Butternut - which was very successful. The adults had a go too. We stayed for 4 nights, in this cute blue house on a bend of the bucolic Housatonic River, in the village by the same name.
Posted by monica/paul at 4:38 PM
Monday, January 18, 2016
For the first time this winter, it started snowing yesterday afternoon - lightly but steadily, from about 2 pm to 6 pm. And it was 3 degrees, so there was only about 1cm of accumulation. But it was enough to create the 'winter wonderland' the Hacks came for.
Posted by monica/paul at 6:40 AM