Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

From the Editor

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

From the Editor

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I don't like winter. At all. I despise winter. The only thing that keeps me going most days right now is the knowledge that we are gradually gaining daylight each day. But it's just nasty out there right now, even as the temperatures climb this weekend. I also hate the cold weather. Honestly, nobody likes cold weather. Humans aren't equipped to handle cold weather. We get frostbite. We suffer from hypothermia. It's just awful.

Some people, on the other hand, seem revel in the fact that they can handle the cold weather. These are the people who live in places like Wyoming or Alaska. You know, places that have snow drifts taller than an NBA player. These people are proud of their ability to tough it out for months at a time. I like these people, I just don't want to be one of them.

A couple of weeks ago, I found a new television show to watch. For the most part, I'm not a big fan of reality television. I never got into American Idol or Survivor. I'll watch America's Got Talent, although it does bug me that the show's name is a grammatical nightmare. (It should be America Has Talent, just so you know.)

I will also watch Duck Dynasty, a show my daughters just can't get enough of. When Phil Robertson was briefly suspended from the show, my kids were actually worried there would be no more shows. And as long as Phil keeps his more controversial opinions off camera, I'm good. But no matter how awful you might think the Duck Dynasty folks are, at least they're smart enough live someplace warm.

Back to the new show I discovered. It's called Railroad Alaska, and the premise is that it follows railroad employees as they try to run a railroad in feet of snow, which is no easy task. Rails crack, switches stick, avalanches make the line impassible and the moose are large enough to derail a train. …

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