1. For those who have expressed a kind of Porcher concern that I would die if snowed in, be reassured that, because the power stayed on, I have survived. It’s true that I lack Porcher/motorcycle maintenance skills, but they probably won’t be missed this time. The private road outside my hillside home (Tea Partiers be aware—I don’t cotton to those discredited government roads) is impassable, and there’s no reason to believe that it will get much better for the next few below-freezing days. But we have food and heat, and classes don’t start for two days (and I may think of something—employ sophisticated mental labor—before then).
2. Also be aware—there’s Darwinian and Darwinian Larry stuff by ME here—including a link to an interesting response by Larry.