A Magic Show

Prudently and prosaically, I chose to pass my days in the company of the one person I know to be free of toxic viruses or murderous intentions, myself. I will, I decided, pass my winter days by myself, with the aid of written letters, spoken words and lighted screens. If I needed added salve, I would seek comfort from a redoubtable couple, Tequila and Tom Collins. Then came the snow. The mercury had been sinking the last several days.

Major power outage hits Jordan amid heavy snow

The Jordan Electric Power Company said in a statement that falling trees and branches led to power outages on Thursday in 20 main locations affiliated with the company across the country, reports Xinhua news agency.