Somebody stole my weather

Another View
By Bill Hall

Scott Kelly, the American astronaut, just completed a year in the International Space Station and was happy to see his family again, of course, but that’s not all.

You might be surprised at what non-family aspect of his life he missed the most while living inside something resembling a high-tech trailer house racing around our planet.

It wasn’t something special like Disneyland, fried chicken or fudge ripple ice cream. It wasn’t a favorite fishing hole. It wasn’t even something so remarkable as variations in gravity.

By coincidence, our next-door neighbor, John Herrington, is an astronaut who married the lady next door. One recent Christmas, he fell off a ladder while hanging colored lights from the eaves of their house. As he came to his feet, bruised a . . .