Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Wheelchairs in the Snow

February 3, 2016

Wheelchairs in the Snow

“Wheelchair users say that in the aftermath of the Jan. 23 blizzard, they were an afterthought in snow cleanup efforts, as curb cuts remains buried in snow, bus stops blocked, and alleys impassable while road crews prioritized clearing the roads.

The responsibility under D.C. law to shovel curb cuts lies with the adjacent property owner, whether a homeowner, business, or public building. With large snow banks everywhere, an open curb usually is the only way a wheelchair user can get on or off the sidewalk. But even when curbs are shoveled after the initial snows, passing plows just cover them up again with mounds of snow.

‘The curb cut issues don’t get addressed in the strategic cleanup that the city does,’ said Ian Watlington, a disability rights worker and motorized wheelchair user. ‘All I am asking, and I think most people with disabilities are asking, is to be part of the strategic…conversation of, what are we going to do once that plow passes?’”

— “Wheelchair Users Say They Are Forgotten In Blizzard Cleanup Efforts,”  Martin Di Caro, WAMU News

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Snowstorm Blues

January 26, 2016

“Snowstorm Blues,” organist George Papageorge in a trio setting.

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50 Words for Snow

January 26, 2016

“50 Words For Snow,” written and performed by Kate Bush, with Stephen Fry. Ochestra arranged and conducted by Jonathan Tunick.

Kate Bush website

More:

“‘Don’t you know it’s not just the Eskimo,'” Ben Zimmer, Language Log

Related:

“Mini Object Lesson: No, There Are Not 100 Eskimo Words for ‘Snow,'” Ian Bogost, Atlantic

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Deep Winter Blues

January 26, 2016

“Deep Winter Blues,” by Chris Rea.

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Winter Storm ’98

January 25, 2016

“Winter Storm ’98,” by Cadallaca.

“You think that it’s okay to drive in snow,
But I don’t know”

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Winter Wonderland

January 25, 2016

“Winter Wonderland,” written by Felix Bernard with lyrics by Richard B. Smith. Performed by Scott Weiland (formerly of the Stone Temple Pilots) in this sorta creepy retro video directed by Bryan Carberry.

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Snowbound

January 25, 2016

“Snowbound,” by Donald Fagan.

Snowbound
Let’s sleep in today
Wake me up
When the wolves come out to play
Heat up
These white nights
We’re gonna turn this town
Into a city of lights

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Blizzard

January 25, 2016

“Blizzard,” by (wait for it) Arctic Monkeys.

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Lost In the Snow

January 25, 2016

Lost In the Snow, aka Les Sapins Triangulaires (Triangular Pines), an animated short by Philippe Moesch.

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White Snow

January 25, 2016

“White Snow” by Eru (Jo Sung Hyun).

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