This week we’ve had some ugly weather in our neck of the woods. After a beautiful snow storm on Tuesday, rain fell most of the rest of the week, with the air freezing the sludge every night for another icy morning again and again. We work hard on the Hubbard Hall campus to stay on top of the ice and sludge – by salting and sanding the walks almost every day – and our tiny staff, including our part-time Facilities Manager, hustle between production needs, facilities repairs and improvements and constant campus physical upkeep. We know many of our patrons, including students in our classes, are our elders and have trouble enough navigating the ice without the risk of sludge. At the same time Mother Nature constantly shifts this landscape of mud and stone (not concrete sidewalks) and so no one can keep it constantly clear. As you can see in the above image, the path is clear enough to pass – but it is ugly. All we can do is keep working together – and hope for clearer paths tomorrow.