Posts tagged “snow”

Snow Sharks

Calvin and Hobbes wasn’t in the Sunday funnies when I was young enough to be reading the Sunday funnies, so I sort of missed that whole boat. Every now and then I’d see a strip, though, and I always thought it was a great comic. (The “snow sharks” one was my favorite.) Someone gave me

My Dad’s Personal Blizzard

My dad’s birthday is December 20th. This year Mother Nature’s gift to him was a tremendous snowstorm that blanketed much of the East coast. He took some terrific photographs of the area around his home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Here’s a sample:

Death by Snowball

What could be more wholesome than a good old-fashioned snowball fight? In Scotland, however, a romp in the snow turned lethal when a 10-year-old boy died after being crushed by a giant ball of snow that rolled down a hill and engulfed him. Said a local minister, “It seems there was a giant snowball the

Rain in LA

People in LA really freak out when it rains. I haven’t seen any real rain here yet, although it’s drizzled once or twice. A few nights ago we got <sarcasm>almost one half-inch</sarcasm> of rain and you would’ve thought it was the Great Flood. There were over 400 auto accidents on one stretch of the 405

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