The Great Alaska Snowmageddon of 2022 is over, but on the heels of that we have enjoyed clear skies and below-zero temps for the past week. Saturday morning we awoke to -19 at our house out here in the sticks (it was a balmy -17 over at the airport). Yesterday morning? -26.
I’m OK with that. You don’t have to plow subzero cold. And we have plenty of good, warm, high-quality cold-weather clothing. Incidentally, I really recommend Duluth Trading for this kind of stuff. Also, full disclaimer, I receive nothing for these recommendations; I only recommend stuff I use personally because I like it, and for no other reason.
We have a few more days of Arctic lows to look forward to. By Saturday, though, we should be seeing some clouds move through, and temps should be moving back more into the usual teens and twenties. Maybe a few flurries. Back to a normal Alaska winter!
On To the Links!
Top ten dinosaur discoveries (dinocoveries?) of 2022. I’m still just as crazy about dinosaurs as I was when I was a little kid. Neat thing is that now my three-year-old grandson Bubba is also a dinosaur nut.
This is a big win for Kari Lake, but as to whether anything comes of it, well, that remains to be seen.
Sabine Hossenfelder is an idiot. Talk about fission and maybe you’ll begin to make sense. Then again, maybe not.
The Nation’s Jumaane Williams is an idiot. Why do these assholes always think the problem is “messaging” and not their horrible policies?
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Readers of these virtual pages should know by now that I’m a big fan of Bob Dylan, America’s Songwriter. I couldn’t possibly pick my favorite Dylan tune, or even my top ten favorites, but one tune I always enjoy was his 1971 song Watching the River Flow. This song first appeared in a studio recording on the 1971 album Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II, and has appeared on a few compilation albums since then. It’s a fun song, a rollicking romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Here, then: Listen and enjoy.