Category Archives: General

General information and announcements.

Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful

When I looked out my window 20 minutes ago while checking the local weather radar, I would have bet quite a bit that we were headed for a much bigger snowfall than had been predicted.  Thankfully, it looks like the weather folks were right because the snow has tapered off into small flurries.

But it reminded me to check into Twitter to see if Minneapolis had declared a Snow Emergency.  If you park on the streets, be sure to follow @MinneapolisSnow  or @StPaulSnow  to be notified when Snow Emergencies are declared.  Getting towed will ruin your day, much less any staycation plans you might have made.

Here Comes The Sun

Yes, it’s been a long time since I posted here.  I just haven’t been able to muster the required enthusiasm to write about going out and having fun.  The weather so far this year hasn’t helped, but there are signs of… well, hardly a rip-roaring summer, but at least something closer to late spring than we’ve seen this far.

The recent partial thaw has lifted my spirits a tad, and so I thought it was appropriate to post the music video below.  It’s George Harrison’s iconic “Here Comes The Sun”, performed by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers as a part of their “Band in the Van” series which caught my attention on the “CBS This Morning” show last weekend.  This rising folk band is fabulous, of course, and the series of van videos features several classic rock tunes.  Nicki Bluhm has a sweet, clear voice with great subtlety to it.  Check them out on YouTube and iTunes.