Daily Archives: December 25, 2009

G. P. Bear goes to Washington: The true story of a freedom-loving carnivore

A writer friend of mine, Bill Steigerwald, has created an interesting serial story, a Christmasy “docu-fable” as he calls it. I’ll be running this over the next 12 days. Here’s the foreword on it. While I’ve had a bit of … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for Holiday Lighting

Guest post by Robert Bradley of Master Resource House in Boston with 250,000 lights – see Boston Globe story here -Photo by Paul Keleher Environmentalists critical of electrified America must have mixed emotions this time of the year. It may … Continue reading

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Steam train rescues stranded passengers in Britain where electric trains failed

Both my father and grandfather, both of whom had connections to steam locomotives in their life are undoubtedly cheering this story(wherever they are) from the BBC. So am I. Inconveniently, it runs on coal. Steam train’s snow rescue ‘glory’ Excerpts: … Continue reading

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Nearly two thirds of the continental USA gets a white Christmas

I don’t know if this is a record or not for Christmas coverage, but it is certainly reminiscent of the winter of 1977-78 where we had similar bouts of cold and snow. About 99% of Canada has snow cover also, … Continue reading

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“Global Warming” Cancels Christmas for Many Travelers – Breaks Records

From the “weather is not climate” department, inconvenient travel: Here’s a sample of headlines related to difficult if not impossible holiday travel:

Posted in records, snowfall, Weather | 110 Comments

Seasons Greetings

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