Draco and Gandolf

At first glance, you may think I'm mixing fantasies (Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings). But, no. I'm talking about the weather. Yes, really. Well, weather and some literary rabbit trails. Apparently The Weather Channel (weather.com) has taken the initiative to name this season's winter storms. You can read the rationale behind the decision … Continue reading Draco and Gandolf


Drought relief

Temperatures in the Midwest cooled during the last week and especially the last couple of days. After the hottest July on record since the dust bowl days of 1936, the cooler and crisper weather has been a huge relief and definite blessing. We've also been blessed with a little rain. It's too little, too late … Continue reading Drought relief