May 1, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 102

Snow removal offers much time to think

To the Editor:

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“April is the cruelest month” (T.S. Eliot).

This April has too often been about moving widow-maker snow from a 90 foot long driveway to some neighbor-friendly site while waiting for the mother of all plow banks. I pace myself, working with a scoop and shovel; my carbon footprint is minimal, and any fossil fuel emissions are my own. It is a perfect time for thinking, and collating thoughts. Here are some of my musings and reflections.

1. We have a political genius living in the White House, and much of this genius has rubbed off on her husband, the President.

2. I have re...