I tuned in to Interlochen Public Radio this morning to find out what’s going on up in northern Michigan, where I spent many summers as a kid and five years in business. Dick Wallace, the morning host, was reading a list of school closings and delays, followed by a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. He followed it with Mendelsohn’s Hebrides Overture.
One of the comforts I remember well about living in that part of the world was that no matter how awful the weather was, there was always a calm voice and good music on the radio. It made the winters a bit more bearable and provided a soothing tone to daily life. The best part is that now I can listen to IPR without having to go out and shovel the sidewalk.