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Snow falling 

4I woke up to snow this morning. The street outside wasn’t plowed. I live on a hill. Thank god for anti-lock brakes.

Pittsburgh has many beautiful city parks and I wish I could be in one of them today, walking in the soft quiet snow, taking pictures.

And coming back to a warm room and a pile of books.

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