Archive for December 2013

Greetings from the Twilight Zone

 Greetings from the Twilight Zone
Greetings from the Twilight Zone!   Yes, ever since my last post, it’s been one strange thing after another. The weather has been acting weird, too. Winter may take a break, as it did on Saturday, but weather never takes a holiday here.  So, we’re back in subzero  wind chills, again.  And  more snow…. As... Read more »

Are we all Kim Strickland?

Are we all Kim Strickland?
Welcome to Google Reality.  Here, everything is known in less than .17 seconds. Anything can be found on Google, and you may find that you, too, are becoming Kim Strickland.  Kim  is the writer of  the blog A City Mom on ChicagoNow.  In addition to being a city mom, Kim is a jet pilot, she... Read more »

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice
Solstice greetings, gentle readers. The solstice on December 21 marks the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere, and the beginning of what we call astronomical winter. It also means the longest day in the Southern Hemisphere, and summer  in Antarctica! The solstice occurs at the same time  for everyone, everywhere on Earth. For those of... Read more »
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12 Gifts of Winter

Welcome to winter, Chicago–you forgot what it’s like, didn’t you?  Well, winter came early this year, JUST LIKE THE FARMERS ALMANAC PREDICTED!!!!!   You may remember I wrote a post about that, back in August, was it? Anyway, it was in the middle of a heat wave. Who wanted to think about snowpants then?! Well,... Read more »

Good Book Days

These are good book days, as we used to say in the bookstore biz.  Snow falling on leaves and sidewalks, here is refuge from the weather. Here, you can contemplate and explore.  You can find things you didn’t even know existed. Remember bookstores?  There are still some eccentric survivors–piles of books in disarray, dusty shelves and dozing... Read more »

ISON--euology for a comet

ISON--euology for a comet
This is a follow-up post on Comet ISON. Read the first post here. Is it all over for Comet ISON?  What does remain after perihelion, a dust cloud, a fragment, a smudge on the Hubble?  Maybe…. While it  didn’t live up to the hype of  ”comet of the century” (which was  promoted in the popular... Read more »
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