Winter In New York

February 5th, 2017
Calcium, NY

This winter has, by all accounts, been milder than last winter which was, in turn, a mild winter by North Country standards.  We got one heavy snow in early December, and a few sub-zero mornings, but January typically saw overnight lows around 20 and daytime highs in the mid to high thirties.  And little snow.

I continue to be fascinated and obsessed with the weather forecast, eve though it is generally pretty useless.  We’re just north of the Tug Hill Region, which has notoriously heavy snow.  We seem to get spared the worst of it, though.

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Three Weeks With Hearing Aids

December 2nd, 2016
Calcium, NY

I’ve known for many years that my hearing sucked.  I had long attributed this to my four years of active duty in the Army in the early 1980s, but I later saw an audiogram taken when I first joined the Army and there was marked hearing loss even then.  I know I had a lot of ear infections as a kid, but lots of kids have those without much hearing loss.  I shot 22s (and an occasional 45 or 12-gauge shotgun) a lot as a teen and never used hearing protection, but none of my friends I shot with had hearing damage from that.

beethoven-ear-trumpet

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Seborga Day 5: Cannes, Nice, and Monaco (Again)

October 6th, 2016
Cannes, Nice, and Monaco

This day we broke with our relaxed, zero-plans-ahead way of doing things and actually had a plan.  We got going early and headed to Cannes.  Then immediately found a place for coffee and baked goods.  We do seem to be in a but of a rut, but an exceptionally pleasant one.

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