Posts Tagged ‘weather’

When did we become such weather wimps? Two recent local events that were once routinely held outdoors unless forced inside by a deluge, now automatically happen under the artificial lights of LED bulbs rather than the brilliant sunshine that Mother Nature provides for free. I’m talking, of course, about the town’s Memorial Day exercises and […]


Wakefield is getting good at hosting really big parties: Festival Italia, the Holiday Stroll and Independence Day are prime examples. Soon to take its place alongside those is the upcoming Halloween spectacular, “Haunted Happenings.” But what if you can’t make it for some reason? What’s the next best thing to being there?


Snow Deal

08Mar12

One day last fall as I headed out for a morning walk, my neighbor stopped me as I strode past his house. “See this?” Ron asked, pointing to the contraption sitting in front of his garage. “It’s a snow blower.” Yes, I know,” I replied, suddenly feeling like I had walked into a Leslie Nielsen […]


Season Fails to Meet Expectations Welcome, Summer. Thanks for finally putting in an appearance here in the northeastern United States. Now that you’ve deigned to show up, step into my office. As you know, it’s time for your annual performance review. And you might want to loosen that tie, because things are going to get […]