Time to sit in the dark and ponder

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By Ben Sheroan

Some things I thought about while sitting in the dark after the ice storm.

•Flashlights and kerosene heaters are wonderful inventions. Having new batteries and fresh kerosene is even better.

•I had forgotten just how quiet the night can be.

•You don’t miss television as much as you might expect.

•I’m glad the neighbors have a generator to keep them warm. I just wish it didn’t sound like they were mowing their lawn all night.

•Reading by the light of a kerosene heater feels so Lincolnesque.

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