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Tacky Tornado Selfies

I’ve seen one too many of these this week, and I can’t keep my itchy feet off my soapbox any longer. Stop taking tornado selfies. Just stop. They are tacky and tasteless.  They make a caricature of a harmful event and … Continue reading

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The Last Time We Nursed

(Written late September 2015, with a later postscript) If I had known the last time you nursed would be the last time, I would have held you longer after you fell asleep.  I might have tried to take a picture. … Continue reading

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Today I Comforted You

(Note:  I wrote this on June 29, 2015.) Today I comforted you. On the eve of your six month birthday, your evening routine is well established.  We go from play time and giggles quickly into pajamas and a book, because … Continue reading

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They Who Dance Must Pay the Fiddler…

And pay the fiddler, we have! Being the proud parents of a now one-year-old little boy, working rotating shifts now opposite of each other instead of aligned with each other, and balancing our new lives and responsibilities has cost my … Continue reading

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Blizzard of Gaiety

Not a peep on the Wilder Weather blog for 6 months?  Where have you been?! Laura had a whirl of gaiety in her Little Town days.  My last six months can be described only as a blizzard of gaiety – … Continue reading

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Winter “misery” makes the news!

It turns out that people want to know when they’re surviving a Long Winter of their own. My research into the weather and climate of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books has many facets.  I have focused extensively on The Long Winter, … Continue reading

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A Warning Is Only Good If You Respond To It! Atlanta and Other Warnings…

By now, you’ve all heard about the commuter crisis in Atlanta the day that they received snow (you can catch some highlights here, here, and here).  The story of Atlanta’s snow is the story of a successful forecast and failed … Continue reading

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“40 Below”: WWLIWD?

By my count, Laura Ingalls Wilder used the expression “40 below”, referring to temperatures, four times through her Little House book series:  twice in Farmer Boy, once in The Long Winter, and once in These Happy Golden Years.  (This was … Continue reading

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A “Blizzard” by Any Other Name

Being both a sports fan and a weather weenie, I was especially excited about watching my favorite Detroit Lions take on the Philadelphia Eagles in what can only be described as a “Snow Bowl” on Sunday!  (Let’s not talk about … Continue reading

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Books of My Youth

Facebook and Lauriati friend Sue Poremba inspired me to think about books from my youth that shaped who I am — books that I read up through high school.  I came up with a list of ten, and darn it, … Continue reading

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