I have dear friends and family members from Maryland to Maine so I am paying special attention to their fate over the next few days. The weather event has an interesting name: a bombogenesis, more sinister, it sounds, than a polar vortex. Forecasters are describing a storm of “historic proportions,” one that might produce as much as three feet of snow in parts of New England.
To family and friends in Rhode Island, I say, only half in jest: move to Florida. But not this week.
I am a reading and writing teacher so it’s my habit to look for lessons in the journalism and literature of the past. In the case of weather, I have stumbled upon the work of a British author named John Evelyn (1620-1706). He led a long and distinguished life as a thinker, author, botanist, and early environmentalist. But it is his diary, first published in 1818, which revealed the full range of his interests. Read more
from Poynter. http://ift.tt/15DT95T