Finding Nemo – The Aftermath of Snow Envy- Winter Photos in Carleton Place

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Finding Nemo – The Aftermath of Snow Envy

The blizzard they called Nemo in the United States is over, but the discussions are still endless south of the border. In Canada we received the same storm but our media headlines have already been changed to: “Will Jason Spezza return to play hockey for the Ottawa Senators this season?”

If you have a headline that says “RECORD BREAKING STORM!!!” on Huffington Post and the the body of your article says it didn’t break any records, is it journalistic malpractice, poor copy editing or just attempting to advance an agenda?  Bad weather is not a partisan issue, and is ill-mannered and ugly at best.

Blinding Nemo? Don’t encourage the media as they will be naming the sunny days ahead next.

Boston Blizzard sounds more dignified than naming it after a Disney animated clown fish, especially as there was loss of life and injuries on both sides of the border.

I have better headlines: People are skiing in the street and Children Learn to Make Snow Angels!

The news is reporting that this storm is #6 in snowfall total since record keeping began in MA and the wind gusts were 70mph+, stronger thanHurricane Sandy. Named winter storms are more dramatic and thus raises the ratings of the so-called news media in this country. If you don’t follow your own opinions your tail will get lost in the snow.

Apparently not many people remember what winter weather used to be like. This ”record” storm is nothing compared to some from years past. Humans have for almost their entire existence found ways to make it through winter without the 24 hr news channels doom and gloom hype.

 

 

 

 

 

When they receive 38″ of snow in Vail, Colorado everybody parties!

 

 

 

 

This is a photo of the interior of the above snow bank I took. Just take care of the seniors in your neighborhood and the rest of you, enjoy the silence after the media storm. 

 

Photos-by Linda Seccaspina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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