Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snowy January

Did somewhere in my New Mexico travels did I mention how I missed the change of seasons? Maybe. I will never admit that, though. Where have I been? Besides making snow angels after my day in Boston (see wonderful photo), we have had inauguration day, start of classes, All-Star Weekend, and my first attempt at a publication. The semester is off to a snowy start. 45 days to Florida!

How do we survive the winter? Besides taking lessons on how to lucid dream and escape, I find it's been working on some of them other self-improvement things that help... days like today can wear on you! Perhaps a couple of movie quotes.

Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream... of spring.

When Chekhov saw the long winter... he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney... and basking in the warmth
of their hearths and hearts... I couldn't imagine a better fate... than a long and lustrous winter.

Groundhog day around the corner. Hoping Phil sees his shadow this year!

Stay warm!

Monday, January 05, 2009

The Drive for Five is "Oh, Canada!" Complete!

I read somewhere today that "Monday after the holidays in most countries means going back to work or going back to school. In Canada, it is watching Canada in the Gold Medal game." Eight years in a row in the final but more importantly, 5 wins in a row. I have been posting the Globe and Mail picture every year on my blog (archives on the left clicking on all the Januarys from 2006 to 2009 will prove it) and obviously felt compelled to do it again. I caught the game via an internet site provided to me by my father today. Thanks, Dad! The game itself was nothing like New Year's game against the States or Saturday's game against the Russians. Regardless, Canada 5, Sweden 1. "Oh, Canada" played loud and proud in Oxford, Massachusetts. My holiday report to come later including some pics from the 50 plus inches of snow on New Year's Day. Happy New Year. Oh, Canada!