Hummel Column: Common sense vs. the human spirit
The temperature was 23 degrees. The wind was howling from the north at about 15 mph. Snowflakes the size of dimes were blowing from north to south. The date was November 17, 2008. The time was 12 noon. One word would describe the out-of-doors experience at that hour: raw. I looked out at the lake that would be covered by ice before the week was over and there he was: a lone figure out there in his boat, standing up and fishing.
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