Before I heard about the magnitude of the Oklahoma tornado, I tweeted: Hamburgers on the back patio this evening; life is good. — Dana Pico (@Dana_TFSJ) May 21, 2013 Obviously, you see a tweet like that when there is such a terrible tragedy unfolding, and you have to wonder about it. But, for me, life [...]
. . . if you give a man a fish, he will be fed for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he will be fed for a lifetime. Well, maybe not: in Pennsylvania, if you want to fish, whether for sport or because you need to feed your family, there are [...]
As you may recall, Punxsutawney Phil, the Official Groundhog of Pennsylvania, forecast an early spring this year. Well, Phil is a lying mo . . . and you can figure out the rest!
OK, I admit it: I procrastinated! I put off some of the electrical work until this evening, when it had to get done, because the contractor is starting tomorrow on installing the new door and window. I had to connect two old knob-and-tube circuits to new Romex 12/2 wire,1 and get the new wire down [...]
Rain and snow showers, becoming all rain after 5pm. High near 37. South wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
The son of Robert Stacey Stacy McCain is in Basic Combat Training, having enlisted under the rigorous 18X program. The elder Mr McCain received a five-minute phone call from his son, something I know very well about from when my daughters were in Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. BCT soldiers can write [...]
Sister Toldjah tweeted: This year, I think.RT @billhobbs: When did “they” start naming winter storms? Stop it. It’s stupid. — Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 8, 2013 I guess that it’s a Weather Channel thing; I knew it was stupid when they got to “D” which they named Draco (Malfoy?) and “G” which they named [...]
During yesterday’s snow, I shoveled my sidewalk. I also went down the street two houses, because the people living there are elderly, and I usually do their sidewalks for them. The (adult) children of the nearer of those people sometimes do my sidewalks, ever since I cleared theirs during a big storm when I had [...]
We got 4½ inches of snow in beautiful Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, today. Your Editor had thought that he would manage to keep the snowfall to a dusting by having prepared the snow-blower in advance: pumping up the low tires, fueling the machine, and starting it last night, before the snow was supposed to begin. Our [...]
From the City of Brotherly Love: Cops: Woman shoots 17-year-old who broke into house, tried to stab her Sunday, November 25, 2012 A 17-year-old learned the hard way that breaking into houses is a pretty bad idea after police say a woman he attempted to stab during a home-invasion in Northeast Philadelphia shot him early [...]