The Winter of My Discontent

As you may recall, my first run-in with snow left me a bit out of sorts. That was just a prelude though, as things recently got much more severe.

Last week, the temperatures plummeted and we had a day of non-stop snow. Unlike the first snowfall, this time it never got back above freezing until this past Tuesday, so the snow is still sticking around. Two days in a row I woke up to temperatures of -9 degrees. That’s not a wind chill; that’s the temperature straight up. It raises a lot of questions, such as why people ever settled in climates like this, what sort of supposedly kind and loving God would allow for weather like this, and how do you have negative degrees? Do you owe degrees to someone? Like, Satan? I imagine he has a lot of extra degrees because of the hellfire and whatnot. Continue reading

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