Light Snow Falling
It's a beautiful afternoon here in Cambridge, with a light, fluffy snow falling and making the Yard outside my library carrel window lovely to behold. It's cold out but not windy, making this snowfall a pleasant contrast to the blizzard conditions of two weeks ago.
This seems like a great time to extend a heartfelt Congratulations! to Another Damned Medievalist, who has been offered a tenure-track job at a Small Liberal Arts College. You rock, ADM!
And, in this afternoon's reading, I discover that Honda will likely be offering an affordable hybrid in the United States next year. This makes me a little sad, actually. I'll be buying my first car this summer and I was interested in a hybrid, but I cannot afford the ones already on the market (which top $20,000). I also can't wait until next year to buy a car. Sigh.
I also read on the IRS's website that it is phasing out the tax credit for purchase of a hybrid vehicle in 2007. Lovely. So much for our collective commitment to lessening our dependence on fossil fuels.