Sunday night's ice storm transformed Kalamazoo into a glossy winter wonderland. Every twig, bud, pine needle, and seedhead was encased in ice. Fantastically beautiful in places. Of course, the ice covered roads, making travel dangerous. The storm also knocked down powerlines throughout the area. A couple of days without heat or lights makes you appreciate how much we depend on the grid. Our power was restored after 60 hours.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.