Roof glaciers, singular weather and bad news for a mouse.

Roof glaciers, singular weather and bad news for a mouse.

We had a rare (for southern Illinois) snowmelt flood event today–the ice and snow melted under 50+F temps and crazy wind to fill all the creeks. Over in Missouri the flooding is serious. This morning we took the dogs out under beautiful blue skies with very fast...

Fun at Carbondale’s “Love at the Glove.”

Fun at Carbondale’s “Love at the Glove.”

Sponsored by Carbondale’s League of Art and Design, which seems composed of mostly SUIC students, this annual event features love and sex themed art at an SIUC studio and gallery housed in what used to be a glove factory. It’s never disappointed...

Carbondale winter roller coster.

Carbondale winter roller coster.

Here’s a view out our window at home across the frozen pond (and past a couple of tropical plants). Nice to see the sun after a few days of heavy overcast. The other photo is of a pine seedling in the yard. I was finally well enough to go into work a bit today,...

Happy wife weekend (and snake eating story).

Happy wife weekend (and snake eating story).

We’ll see if Kate ever reads my blog. Today was beautiful in Carbondale–in the high 40’s, sunny. We took the dogs for a long walk this afternoon. When we got back Kate wrapped herself in blankets on the futon with dog, cat, and bread fresh from the...

A break from work in smoke-free Carbondale.

A break from work in smoke-free Carbondale.

More grant writing today, but I took a break with Kate at the Long Branch. Carbondale’s new smoking ban makes this place much nicer for us. Here’s Kate with Elaine, the manager, and paying the tab. I don’t have permission to name the young woman in...