Thursday, January 04, 2018


from The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

Does everyone get excited at the prospect of a snow day, or is it just schoolkids and teachers? Even though I only teach one day a week now - and I am still on winter break - I'm thrilled that the city has come to a standstill.

For our first snow of 2018, the National Weather Service is predicting travel will be very dangerous to impossible ... Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected ... travel extremely dangerous ...

A day to bake, burrow into the couch with a hot toddy, and gloat that I do not have a driveway or front walk to shovel.


  1. We have two days of cancelled school; today and tomorrow. We chalk it up to living in a town of wusses. I do miss my garage, but Laura will be out soon, clearing my drive and the neighbors.

  2. Snow certainly brings out the irresponsible. People dying every day in the snow in the Alps. Even an avalanche warning of 4 on a scale of 5 doesn't deter them. In the coming days it's going to be tough for the north east of the states! I remember the winter of 1963 in Britain. We don't need another. I hope there's no panic buying of gluhwein!

    1. In New England we handle snow famously well. The streets are plowed and the sidewalks have been shoveled and salted. The high gale winds even blew all the snow off our car! At some corners though one must climb a six foot mound of snow to get to the other side. This makes us very happy, as we can all wear our LL Bean boots.

  3. Well I get excited anyway.

  4. I'm spending a second delightful day reading.