Posts Tagged ‘ winter hatred ’

Everybody Jokes About The Weather, But Only the Desperate Move

January 10, 2018
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Somebody asked me the other day why I don’t write humor columns about the weather these days. It’s the same reason why I don’t make many political jokes: They’re just not funny anymore. I’ve endured…

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I hope you winter lovers are satisfied

December 29, 2017
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Well, everybody wanted a white Christmas. There you go, if you live around here: White Christmas. So, Christmas is over now. It can all … un-whiten up. Here, let me check the forecast. Nope. Some…

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Indiana Winters, or: Why Aren’t We Living in Florida?

March 28, 2017
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(Note: This was originally written on February 7th and then misplaced, which isn’t the first time. It was the beginning of what was overall a nice February—for Indiana. You all know how things changed in…

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What Kind of Idiot Goes the Speed Limit?‏

March 25, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   There was a time when I was the same reckless driver I now complain about. My first two cars were fast, and I liked to believe I was the stuntman…

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Winterizing’s Not for the Weak

November 10, 2015
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It can be nice to sit in my house and let the summer breeze blow past us. Or, to get even more breeze, we could open the windows. My house leaks…

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I don’t want to build a snowman

February 19, 2015
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I don’t want to build a snowman

Maybe you’ve seen “Frozen”. Maybe you’ve been frozen. Either way, I think you can relate to how I changed the song’s words, to reflect my feelings about winter. If you’re not familiar with the song,…

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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

January 11, 2015
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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I love January! Said no one, ever.   Okay, some people actually do love winter, which just goes to show you: Northern Indiana needs better mental health screening. I used…

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Free Short Story

December 25, 2014
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All I Want For Christmas Is A Free Short Story

Here’s our Christmas present to everyone: A free short story on PDF, featuring two characters from “Storm Chaser”, The Notorious Ian Grant”, and “Storm Chaser Shorts”. “Another Family” is set before the books and features…

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Working up a sweat trying to get warm

October 4, 2014
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Trying to get my forty year old home heating system up and running for the season. Very nice, even heat from hot water radiators, when and if I can get it to work. Fire and…

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Singing The Snow Blues

March 13, 2014
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Okay, okay, we get it: Mother Nature’s in charge. Back in 1978 I wrote in my high school paper that I got cabin fever and opened a window, only to…

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