Mind Games, Metric, and Carbon Sequestration

I just read that Hamburg’s average temperature is 9°C.

And now I just figured out how to get Americans to use the metric system for temperatures. Climate change. As the Earth heats up, Americans will want to use the Celsius scale to make things seem colder. 100 degrees (F) outside? Not a problem! It’s actually only in the upper 30s!

As You (dis)Like It

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind.
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude. Continue reading “As You (dis)Like It”

The Rainy Day

It really sucks when you have nobody call you all day to check up on you or to ask how your day went.

It really sucks when you have no one to call and talk to when your day is done, nobody to be accountable to, no one to listen to.

Today was a long day. After I drove through the rain to get to work this morning, listening to Billy Joel’s Innocent Man, and watching a fantastic double rainbow appear and vanish, I remembered a poem I learned from my youth:

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow