“We’re all aging, he thinks, coming apart cell by cell at an alarming rate.” – One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

You know you’re getting old when…………………………..

Your medicine cabinet is full of medicine

You see your Dad in the mirror

An electric blanket is your idea of a hot date

Your baby is 45

Weather dominates your conversations


What you talkin about Keemosabe?

My Dad was a meteorologist. As a kid I always thought – “What the hell is that?”

Well….I knew what it was but, more than anything, I guess I wondered “Why?”.

Forecasts. Yeah right. Life in the fast lane. FOR NERDS maybe.

I’ve evolved. I now know how, what, and more importantly – Why.

At the ripe old age of 71……….weather is one of my top 5 daily concerns.

The 5 pm weather report has become my lodestar.


Sadly, the report is flawed and often reduced to mere speculation.

By definition the weather is “the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.”

This is really the best these purveyors of atmospheric science can do. At a given time.

I don’t need these people. Time to free myself from their 5:15 prognostications.

Let’s see………going to need a thermometer – a barometer – a sling psychrometer – a rain gauge – a wind vane – an anemometer – and a hygrometer.

Introducing my latest on line purchase: From the Weather Shack the Acurite 01500 complete weather station.



Hey Willy Wonka of channel 4 weather, eat your heart out.

There is something wrong with me. I’ve got to get a life.

“He definitely has severe delusions of adequacy.” – Plan B by Jonathan Tropper

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2 Responses to Lodestar

  1. Heck, that is normal, isn’t it? I don’t think there is anything wrong with you. But, then…..you KNOW there is something wrong with me, so…..


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