I'm flying back to Oregon on Tuesday, and my only concern is whether the weather in the Midwest will mess up my stopover in Minneapolis. If it's not actively stormy at the time of my connection, I guess I should be okay - presumably they know how to deal with snow there.
Went to services this morning at the local synagogue, Sons of Zion, which is about a ten-minute walk from here. I took a wrong turn on the way there and found myself taking the scenic route along the river and through the park - which wasn't a bad thing. Got there a few minutes late, but didn't miss much of the services. The folks there are warm and friendly - mostly in their 40s and 50s. It's a small congregation as you might expect - I was the ninth adult and the last to show up, so we didn't quite have a minyan, but we read the prayers and schmoozed over kiddush. They follow an egalitarian but traditional service, which I like, and recited the full traditional Birkat HaMazon (grace after meals) from the NCSY bencher. Everyone knew the words.
Now, back to the world of Christmas carols. Just a few minutes ago, the radio here in VS was playing "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." At the exact moment the song ended, the red new-message indicator on my e-mail popped on, and I discovered the following message from my Flickr account:
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Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!.
To find out more about this group and to accept or decline
this invitation, click here ....