I saw two snowflakes earlier today between 82nd and 81st street on the east side. I had hoped they were advance scouts for an army of fellow flakes, but alas, thus far it remains those two alone. This is when being of faith would come in handy, but pray as I might no additional flakes (of the cold and snowy variety) have yet to materialize. I remember when I was a kid growing up in Canada. We lived near Owen Sound for a while and that has got to be where every weather system dumps its excess snow. We would get so much snow we would miss school for days in a row. The really cool bit was that come spring we’d miss a few more days because of flooding. Come to think of it, this explains a few gaps in my education.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »