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The snowhead.

 ADDED: The "puns" tag is for something Meade says. I make a remark that presumes familiarity with a song that I'm just going to make sure everyone is familiar with: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Law, Snow, Joni Mitchell, Puns, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade


The hat is back...

 ... and a new head too. A tiny head... but a head nonetheless:  Yesterday, the head and hat were gone. Two days ago, the full-sized head was there, with the hat, and the overall effect was much more sprightly and exuberant, with the cane flung upward as if dancing like Fred Astaire. Today, with the warmer weather, the snow is sagging, and the snowman, bent over, seems to be using the cane like an old man who needs a cane. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Fred Astaire, Ann Althouse


At the Headless Snowman Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


6:50 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Ann Althouse


At the Snowman's Café...

 ... come on in, everybody! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse




At the Snowface Café...

 ... go ahead and talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


I finally made it out to see the sunrise once again.

 Had not made it out since February 2. Just too cold! And I only need it to be feels-like 9° to be willing to do it. I've done these sunrise runs since September 2019, and — not counting when we were out of town — I'd only ever missed an occasional day, maybe 2 days once or twice. I think I've missed more days this February than in all the other time combined. Ah, well! I was happy to get out.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


At the Snowman's Café...

.... enjoy the conversation. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


'Longest week of our lives': Texas food banks in crisis as storm disrupts supplies

With grocery stores empty and school meals suspended, the need for food is soaring – even as weather forces pantries to closeFood banks in Texas have gone into disaster mode as they ramp up operations to tackle a surge in hunger after unprecedented freezing conditions disrupted almost every part of the food supply chain in the state.Grocery stores are empty, school meal programs suspended, and deliveries disrupted by untreated treacherous roads that have left millions of Texans trapped in precar...
Tags: Texas, Snow, Society, US news, Food Banks, US weather, Extreme Weather


Snow walk.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse


Thanks for not breaking our heart.

I set out in the snow to do my sunrise run, and I made it to my vantage point, which looked like this:   No sun to see. 100% overcast. And the snow wasn't stuck to the trees, so no "winter wonderland" effect. Just deep snow on the ground, making the run something of a trudge. But as I approached my vantage point, down along the shore, I saw a man and woman up ahead, and they'd slowed down and were slowing stamping about.  I had to overtake them, and my normal method is to get as far ...
Tags: Books, Photography, Law, Sex, Relationships, Snow, Clouds, George Orwell, Wells, Dostoevsky, Ministry of Truth, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Petrograd, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Zamyatin


"Orwell never equated technology with progress. On the contrary, he wrote during the war, 'every scientific advance speeds up the trend towards nationalism and dictatorship.'"

"It was in a review of [H.G.] Wells’s scenario for Things to Come that he mocked what he called the author’s false antithesis between the benign scientist and the bellicose reactionary. 'It never occurred to Mr. Wells that his categories might have got mixed, that it might be the reactionary who would make the fullest use of the machine and that the scientist might use his brains chiefly on race-theory and poison gas.' That wasn’t fair at all. The creator of the Invisible Man and Doctor Moreau w...
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, George Orwell, Sunrise, Bad Science, Orwell, Moreau, Wells, H.g. Wells, Ministry of Truth, Ann Althouse, Dorian Lynskey


I thought I saw a pussycat.

But it was just a cat-sized snowperson. In the bleak sunrise. Open thread. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Sunrise, Ann Althouse


Object lesson.

I've always hesitated to use the phrase "object lesson." I do use it, and I want to be able to use it, but it nags at me that I might not use it correctly. This morning in a post that was to some extent about misreading, somebody misunderstood me, and I wanted to thank him for the "object lesson."  Because I took the trouble to research the phrase, I ended up writing "Thanks for providing such a striking example of the problem." Not that I figured out it would be wrong to say "Thanks for the o...
Tags: Education, Law, Wikipedia, Snow, Language, Nyt, Biking, Pigs, Paul Krugman, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Pestalozzi, Anschauung, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi


At the Rime and Hoar Café...

... you can talk all afternoon... preferably about things that are not raised in this morning's posts. Please challenge yourselves to discuss anything other than Trump, the last election, and yesterday's events in the Capitol. There are 7 posts this morning on those topics, so scroll down if you want to talk about that.It's a new year. What have you been up to? Have you embarked on a wholesome sunrise run routine or anything like that? Are you decluttering and "death cleaning"? Have you read ...
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Trump, Ann Althouse, Hoar Café


At the Birdcage Café...

  ... twitter away. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


New Year's dawn.

7:33:  7:40:    7:46:  Open thread in the comments. Write about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ice, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Big overnight snow storm.

How it looked from our window at 6:58 a.m.: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


Sunrise with snow.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


At the Sunrise Café...

...you can talk about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse


At the Snow Forest Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse, Snow Forest Café


At the Frosted Trees Café...

... you can talk all night.  AND: I changed the time on this post to put it on top of the William Barr post. I like the open thread closing the day.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse, William Barr


At the Sunrise Café...

  ... you can talk about whatever you want. And you can do your shopping through the Althouse portal to Amazon — which is always right there in the sidebar.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse


At the Big Snow Café...

   ... you can't read the signs...   ... so make some footprints. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, Big Snow Café


At the Snowfall Café...

  ... you can write about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


"The ecologically minded smart city was supposed to replace neglected docklands and disused warehouses with a sea of wooden towers, protected by raincoats."

"Mechanised awnings would protect pedestrians from rain and snow during Toronto’s harsh winters, while traffic lights would optimise the flow of self-driving cars. A network of machines, including subterranean parcel delivery bots, and sensors tracking residents’ behaviour, would provide a blueprint for the connected cities of the future.... Only Toronto has welcomed Sidewalk Labs, making it a test bed for the company. Many residents baulked at the idea of surrendering control to Google, and tec...
Tags: Google, Technology, London, Law, Toronto, Snow, Architecture, Canada, Urban Planning, Rain, Ann Althouse


"If facts are the seeds..."

Text: "If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Signs, Ann Althouse


Life goes on...

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Buses, Ann Althouse



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