The Big Meltdown

    The January thaw is upon us, a chance to take a midwinter breather and scale all the extra snow off the driveway. I’d actually prefer if the temperature never rose above 32 all winter. The world stays a little whiter and a bit less sloppy, but I’ve learned to go with the flow…
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Down The Hill

     One of the joys of going to work in Duluth is getting a glimpse of Lake Superior. That’s especially true in the winter, when the morning drive often coincides with the sunrise. This morning was one of those days that makes you want to stop and go sit by the lake for about…
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Back In The Saddle

     Sorry if you’ve been here lately and found no new posts. I took a couple of weeks off for the holidays. It feels odd not to write a whit for that long, but it’s probably good to have the break.     On Sunday afternoon, a friend from Budapest, Hungary, and I hooked up for…
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White Winter

     Not only did snow come earlier this year, but it fell across all parts of the North Country. That means snowmobilers and cross-country skiers seeking snow can find it everywhere. In some winters, where only one area has snow, it can put a lot of pressure on that area, crowding trails and making…
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Check The Geminid Shower

No, they’re not aliens. But they do come from out there in space. The annual Geminid meteor shower occurs Thursday evening in the eastern sky. You can start looking for these meteors, which appear as shooting stars, about 8 p.m. The show just gets better as the night goes on, meaning you see more meteors…
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