Saturday, April 18, 2009

spring snow, rain, snow, rain

A Rocky Mountain spring storm swept out of the mountains yesterday. Early morning snow turned to rain and then seemed not to be able to make a decision through the early afternoon. When the snow finally got serious it buried the landscape in over a foot of heavy wet snow in a short time. Some trees in the metro area made the news by becoming victims of the weight of the snow, many more were on the verge of succumbing.
The lilacs in the backyard were laid flat under the snow, large lumpy mounds of unhappiness.
Now the snow has turned to rain again, pelting down, washing the heavy, sticky wet snow off of trees and bushes and they are slowly, a branch at a time, regaining their original form.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

summing up the economic problems...

I am an NPR junkie. I have been listening to the debates lately. I think the show is called IQ Squared. It is Oxford style debating on some interesting topics.

This week's motion:
"Blame Washington more than Wall Street for the economic crisis"

This exchange about summed the whole thing up for me:

point: ...when Wall Street spent millions lobbying Congress for less regulation, they were not debauching a virgin, they were paying a harlot.

counterpoint: ...but they stole the money they used to do it.