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I Thaw I Thaw A Thaw.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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I Thaw I Thaw A Thaw....

No Snowmageddon for you, Jersey. Or us; it's actually gone above freezing for most of the past few days, the snowpack is again melllltinnnnnggggg, and I've been able to attend to minor household chores like actually getting this spigot shut after not doing so before the Big Freeze that was January:

I haven't decided if that evokes Dale Chihuly or a really bad porno.

It was warm enough for the three of us to get out for walkies a while ago (the cats having no such desire). Ebony, as usual, wibbled and wandered all about before finally heading home in a mostly straight line.  It was good to get out in it; most of my exercise has been of the indoor variety, and around here one takes one's chances when one can.

I assisted in church this morning, as First Sunday is generally my gig for that.  Rich spoke on the somewhat archaic concept of Candlemas as the liturgical bit of the day; the Holy Father of Atheism bill_sheehan has already written on this oddity, but I shared with him Rich's text, which is closer to Bill's thoughts than you might expect from a senior Methodist pastor.  Rich began the sermon, not with the Gospel text itself, but with a quote from another prophet named John:

“When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.” - John Lennon

And it is at this. Very. FUCKING. moment, clicking over to get that quote, that I got the word of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, way too young, in New York City just now.  Hoffman was from Fairport, near Rochester, though I don't recall any triumphant returns to town or close encounters with family there.  He was 46. Drugs were involved.  Too soon. Too sad. Too much.

I need to go away now for a bit.

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