Winter’s Grip Comes Early to Much of America

Been there, done that. A phrase perhaps out of favor by now, through overuse. Still, it applies. Growing up there and spending many years off and on, Minneapolis is feeling an early cold snap right now. One January, some decades ago, the average temperature for the month was well below zero. But here’s a fond […]

Snow Like Diamonds Gleam in a Minnesota Night

Snowflakes fallen under the streetlight Diamond dust sparkling A Minneapolis winter crisp and cold Morning skies bright blue Beauty blinding bright white Powdered snow-gems fall from boots Mini cloud breaths pass cold lips, Fifteen degrees—a pleasant day, Mid-January in the land of 10,000 lakes