Since I last wrote, we experienced one of the worst winter cold snaps that I can remember.
Two weeks ago, I was very complimentary of Mother Nature, approving of the mild winter she had delivered to that point. My, what a difference two weeks makes! Inches of snow already dumped on us, now we look forward to lows at night in the negative double digits and high winds. I do not approve of this negative volatility!
Let’s start with the positives. As someone who usually spends a lot of time traveling during the holidays, I am very appreciative to whomever paid off Mother Nature this year and allowed us to not only skip the white Christmas thing, but kept temperatures very moderate and enjoyable. I am sure we will get our fill of cold and snow before the winter ends, but I could get used t
After all these years of commenting on the weather, the parallels of weather and the stock markets hit me during the snow storm this past weekend. As I was shoveling my driveway on Sunday, it occurred to me that I enjoy the times when I get to mow my lawn in March (positive market volatility) much more than the times I have to shovel in November (negative market volatility). And hav
The weather sure did take a turn in Iowa. If you look outside, you may be fooled by mostly sunny skies. Step outside though, and below freezing temperatures and wind will tell you that winter is making an early appearance. I’m hoping it’s only a cameo and it will disappear for a while!
Fall has certainly taken a turn to the milder side in recent days. In Iowa City, trick or treaters enjoyed a fantastic night to gather their required sugar intake. Here’s hoping we have three or four more months of this before we move into Spring!