White Winter- January 2011 Sets Record NY Snow Totals

January marks the snowiest month in NYC.  Central Park in NYC received 19 inches of snow, the most of all NY counties.  This month, Central Park broke its 1925 record of 27.7 inches, with 36 inches of snowfall. 

As a result of the storm, all NYC schools were closed Thursday and Regents exams were postponed until June.  Also, all non-emergency government offices were closed, flights cancelled and many forms of transit were either suspended or operated on reduced service.  Many residents of NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island, Orange and Rockland counties suffered power outages after the storm.

The safest thing to do was to stay home until the salt spreaders and snowplows cleared your street.

Reparations for the Unborn

This devotion to Mary and the Holy Family was created in response to the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s pro-choice decision in Roe Vs. Wade.  The American Flag inspired the colors of the banquet of flowers. 

Since the decision, over 52 million abortions have been performed.  Please pray for the repose of these souls, their fathers, and the mothers who made this difficult decision.

Let It Snow

We didn’t have a White Christmas, but Mother Nature made up for lost time, blanketing most of NY with a blizzard, which ranked 6th place on the National Weather Service’s top ten lists of storms.

Many parts of NY are still buried under snow making mobility nearly impossible and public transportation yet to resume “regular” service.

Here are the Snowfall totals (in inches) for NY:

TUXEDO — 26.0

PINE PLAINS — 25.0

BEDFORD PARK — 22.0

KINDERHOOK — 21.0

MONROE — 20.6

NORTH CHATHAM — 20.3

GHENT — 20.0

BROOKLYN — 17.5

MAPLECREST — 17.0

MOUNT VERNON — 17.0

LONG BEACH — 16.0

NEW HYDE PARK — 14.2

CENTRAL PARK — 13.0

ISLIP — 11.8

ALBANY — 9.0

Above is a picture of Bedford Park.

‘Tis the Season for An Update

Inspired by the Christmas season, I decided to update my page in celebration of the birth of Jesus. The header is an original photograph taken by yours truly at Rockefeller Center in NYC. I hope you like the new layout.

Isaiah 7:14, also provided inspiration for my blog update. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.  Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Got Stress? New York voted most stressful state

According to the American Psychological Association, New Yorkers experience more stress due to the economy.

Out of 212 residents, 64% who responded said they were dissatisfied with their jobs.  This is 10% higher than the rest of the country.

New Yorkers utilize different coping methods.  Urban dwellers outrank rural residents 62% to 48% in using exercise to relieve stress.  Unhealthy eating and worry were tied at 44% as other popular coping methods. 

For me, prayer is one of my favorite stress relievers.  Prayer is a conversation with God, which encourages self-realization and self-improvement.  Laughter doesn’t either.

Learning to be happy with what you have and not distressing about what you lack, makes life easier to deal with.  Just remember, at this present time you have everything you need, and what you don’t have, you don’t need.