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America's Coldest Colleges

As I write this, it’s the first week of February here in the Northeast. I just came back inside from making a death-defying trip over the frozen, icy tundra of my driveway in my wife’s Honda Civic. The snow and ice covering my concrete-paved driveway would require a CAT D-9 bulldozer to break it loose.

So, to facilitate her venture to the grocery store, I moved her car to the end of the driveway, which will probably be its new parking spot, instead of in the garage, until all this ice and snow loosens up, hopefully by June or July. The outside air temperature is just above zero.

“Just above zero” reminds me of late comedian George Carlin’s bit as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman. He reports, “The temperature is zero. No weather today.” Maybe you had to be there.

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