Category Archives: winter

April 9—Chicago

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February

It has always been the shortest month. It has always felt like it goes on forever. Ah February, la plus ça change, la plus ça reste la même.

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I am walking work of art

I am definitely not a winter coat person. In fact, I usually go as long as I can without one. Sometimes I make it all the way to February, realizing that March and the hint of spring is not too … Continue reading

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Seasonings

First snow of the season, first meal of the season inside (salmon, rice, red cabbage and raisins) in front of IB’s Japanese window screens because it is too cold to eat on the back porch, first Satsuma mandarins of the season … Continue reading

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From the prosaic to the extraordinary

It is not news that it has been a rough February. With wind chill, the temperatures have sunk into dangerous ranges. The snow has accumulated over the month making travel treacherous. On the way back and forth from work there … Continue reading

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“The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens

One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant … Continue reading

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Michael is Santa

Over the years, Michael has become more portly and now sports a long gray beard, nearly all white. He has shared on more than one occasion how strangers have stopped him and called him Santa. Once a small child was … Continue reading

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