An (Arctic) Blast from the Past
As I write this, we’re on the brink of a widespread winter storm warning. Here in St. Paul, the temperature today has ranged from -5 to -13, and the wind is expected to pick up, creating blizzard conditions and dangerously low windchills. Across the country, weather forecasters have been calling this the coldest Christmas in roughly 40 years.
12/23/2022 09:39:40 am
Wow! I can totally visualize everything you went through, including your mom with a cat. An incredible story. Thank you for sharing.
12/23/2022 11:58:02 am
I read this while wind roars outside and frost covers my window. We're something of a "blizzard" for us. So I felt this wonderful essay. What a joy for us all that you survived.
12/23/2022 03:08:16 pm
Oh Nancy, this touched me so. I related completely to your experience even though I never faced such a fearful situation. Your writing ability brings the reader into your “now” and causes her/him to experience the emotions the writer is describing. Superb, exceptional writing.
12/24/2022 08:36:35 am
Wow! Well written. We Minnesota people understand what you wrote about. That you very much for sharing.
12/24/2022 08:34:07 pm
Oh my. This was both terrifying and engaging to read. Nature and humans. A precious relationship and one to be respected.
12/26/2022 09:04:48 pm
So well written Nancy! I felt as if I were right there with you! As a fellow Minnesotan I can totally relate to your circumstances.
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