Here or There?

2006-08-15 06:00:35.000 – Ken Rancourt,  Meteorologist

I’m finally getting some time to write a note and update the comments section before the week is over. Please bear with me on this one.

Sometimes events take a while to sink in, and then you can appreciate them (or not). Yesterday I was working on the staffing schedule and I was forced to enter ‘Tims Last Day’ on September 6th. Tim, of course, is heading ‘south’ — to work at the South Pole as their meteorologist. We’ve both sent staff to the Pole, and have also hired a number of ‘Polies’ to work here after their experience there.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of transplants is quite high. To name a few in recent memory: Dar Gibson, Jon Martinson, Andrea Grant, Peg Dillon, Kirk Spellman, Mark Parent, Katie Hess, and most recently, Jeff DeRosa. The reasons vary, of course, but I think that they have all been fortunate enough to see these two very different locations with the same eyes.

I don’t usually send folks to other web sites from here, but just this once I’ll do it. As Jeff describes his first views of spring in his blog-spot, we just received on Saturday our first snowflakes of the upcoming season. The seasons are changing, Tim is leaving, and the more things change the more they stay the same.

 

Ken Rancourt,  Meteorologist

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