I gather the near-term weather forecast is calling for a return of the polar vortex that is making this the most severe winter in the U.S. in 35 years, and yes, “polar vortex from hell” may be a non sequitur, but if John Kerry and Al Gore don’t have to make any sense, why should I? Funny thing about coincidence: the last eastern winter and western drought of this severity was 1978 (when I recall being restricted to 50 gallons of water use a day per household during a stretch in the summer). Jerry Brown was also governor back then. Cause and effect? I’m sure Michael Mann could provide a graph proving the proposition. Now back to binge-viewing of “House of Cards,” and although I may think the British original was superior, I couldn’t possibly comment.
And finally. . .