Archive for March 10th, 2010

Duck weather

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From fall 2007, out west—not here, today.

Off and on today, I forced myself into an anti-gloom mood, although the rain beating on the roof tended to draw me back to that place….

Apparently at least one variation of the phrase “nice weather for ducks” (this is my dad’s version) dates back to the early nineteenth century and was used by Dickens in 1840….