5 good things about the storm

As host Bruce Newbury and I were discussing  on his  "Talk of the Town'' show this morning on WADK, (1540 A.M.), today's big snow has some advantages: 1. It's beautiful to look at, if outstandingly inconvenient.

2. It forces the cancellation of meetings -- generally a happy thing.

3. It forces an inactivity that leads to useful reflection.

4. It helps ensure that our region will have plenty of fresh water.

5. It encourages National Grid, et al., to prune trees whose boughs might snap onto power lines, thus reducing that threat before hurricane season comes.

-- Robert Whitcomb