Moving to Portland
Why should I? Portland seems to have moved here to Greater Boston. It’s another rainy spring, producing all variants of liquid precipitation from fog, to the weird mist that confounds first-time visitors, to driving rain. The blossom-slick streets rival the autumn here. Given the algae that’s growing on the siding, I think I will have to power-wash the house again this year.
Eyes on the skies, people. Here are the weather alerts for the Greater Boston Area.
I’m so pleased a last-minute change of plans is going to allow me to go to this. “Gratitude is the gateway to the heart.” - John Friend
Date Saturday, November 20th
Fee $40 with registration before November 13th, $45 drop-in
Thanksgiving is truly one of the of the most delightful holidays ever—a celebration of abundance, gratitude, and honoring what is good in our lives! John Friend has said “Gratitude is the gateway to the heart.” Explore in this workshop how to nourish a sense of wonder, appreciation and gratitude with the actions of the body, and indeed how that truly opens the door to the nectarian experience of the presence of Grace. A full spectrum class- hearts, hips, and other hoorays!
A yoga teacher for over twelve years, Sara Davidson, ERYT-500, is a Certified Anusara teacher. The mélange of Sara’s deep understanding of the science of alignment and her commitment to opening the hearts of all her students to their inner bright and shining light imbues her classes with joy and inspires students to reach their full potential. Studying with John throughout the years has been a continual source of support, inspiration, and vision. Practicing meditation since 1992, she is presently studying and practicing various meditation techniques that explore the tantric vision, practice, and lineage of yoga under the guidance of Paul Muller Ortega.
Clearly, I have power and internet, even. But we had some diabolically weird microburst here that swirled around and twisted flora in knots. My neighbors across the street did not fare so well. A huge pine fell across both their houses. Further, I have no bars on my cell phone (T-Mobile).
Welcome to climate change.
Trees have reportedly fallen on numerous houses and power lines in Andover and North Andover, and a tornado watch remains in effect for all of Massachusetts and New Hampshire through tonight.
As of 6 p.m., 1,876 National Grid customers in Andover and 4,199 in North Andover were without power. Two hundred and fifty customers in Lawrence and 78 in Haverhill were also without electricity.
The National Weather Service tornado watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. A tornado watch does not mean a storm is in sight, only that conditions could permit a tornado to form.
Severe thunderstorms are expected tonight, with hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph.
— Associated Press
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While catastrophe off the coast of Louisiana quells calls of “Drill, Baby, Drill,” here in the greater Boston area, this one should silence libertarian “roads and military” minimalism. We don’t have water-borne illnesses in this country to the extent our water supply is safe. For the latter to continue we need to reinvest in infrastructure. This would make us safer than spending $11B a month for war overseas.
8 million gallons per hour gush from huge Weston pipe | Backup reservoirs tapped; 2m ordered to boil water
By Michael Levenson and Beth DaleyGlobe Staff / May 2, 2010
Nearly 2 million residents of Greater Boston lost their supply of clean drinking water when a huge pipe abruptly burst yesterday, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency and to impose a sweeping order for homeowners and businesses to boil the untreated water now flowing from their taps.