Poor Will's Almanack for the second week of Early Winter.
Two thousand years ago, the Roman naturalist, Pliny praised the cold northern winds as the "healthiest of all."
During the eighteenth century, physicians said the same thing. For example, William Currie wrote that "the winds which prevail during the greatest part of winter… though they are severe and piercing cold...give vigor to the constitution and a freshness and bloom to the complexion."
Dan Raridan stopped by Excursions to talk about his new album, Give It Up. The release of the new album with be at South Park Tavern on Saturday, December 15th. Dan Raridan will be joined live by the Calientes with special guests Josh Eagle and the Harvast City and Jane Sachs.
Dan performed three songs on the new album while in the WYSO studios including: "Dream With Me," "Sunshine in the Rain Be My Love," and "Hold You Tight." Dan played every single instrument on the new album.
The Ohio state Board of Education has postponed its decision on regulating seclusion rooms and restraint in schools. Seclusion rooms are supposed to be safe places for children who are acting violently. But an investigation this year by The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio found the rooms are often misused.
Ohio does not currently regulate the use of seclusion rooms in schools.
But more than 100 parents, educators and other commenters weighed in on the Ohio state Board of Education’s plan to start doing so.