21 March 2013

This & That (Updated)

With folks making noise about the first day of Spring, I'd like to say something on behalf of Alaskans. We've had morning temps in the single digits all week; it's a whopping 4 degrees right now, and will be around 13 degrees by lunch time. Accu-Hunch is predicting several inches of snow starting tomorrow.

Our first day of 12+ hours between sunrise and sunset was last Sunday. The day marked on the calendar doesn't really mean anything here. But that's fine - we should have long days, just to make up for our long winters. It's only fair, ya know. :)

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"Stand Your Ground" "No Duty To Retreat" Bill Passes Alaska House (new!)

Iditarod Plans Change After Sled Dog Death ... PETA is suing, of course. The article doesn't state whether they'll name Mother Nature as co-conspirator for the blizzard which suffocated the dog with a huge snowdrift.

Fairbanks Woman Attacked by Moose

41 People Apply for Empty School Board Seat ... It would be nice to suppose that a lot of folks are motivated to improve the local school system, but said system never seems to get any better.

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And finally, I'll leave you this Quote of the day:

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

~ Bertrand Russell


eiaftinfo said...

While folks "expect" chilly weather is Alaska in early spring . . . . it was 8 here in Iowa this morning. And yep, we were all a bit pissy about that!! :) Have a good day sir, spring is, indeed, coming.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, sir. We have light; just no heat - yet. :)