A Matter of Perspective Print
Written by Michael Fones   
Tuesday, 23 October 2007 09:43
I called my friend, Anna Elias-Cesnik, one of the faithful editors of the CSI e-Scribe, last night. Anna and her husband, Mark, teach the Called & Gifted workshop for the Institute, and live a few blocks from me in Tucson, AZ. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned that I had had to drive through a hard snowfall Sunday morning to a couple of small towns outside Colorado Springs, and that snow still blanketed much of the area.

Her gasp of horror was not too surprising. "Oh," I said, "no snow yet in Tucson?"

"Not at all," she said. "We're having a beautiful October. Not like normal when it's so terribly hot, and you're sick of the heat after the long, long summer. It's even chilly this evening. I had to put a sweater on."

"Really," I said, "How cold has it been?"

Pause.

"Upper 80's, low 90's."

Reminder to self: take sunscreen home for Thanksgiving.