Patriots and Peoples concerns history. While I write about many topics (mostly North American history), the name of the blog stems from investigating ideologically driven histories from both the Right and the Left as described in an early post: "Patriot's and People's Histories". In "Worth Another Look" are summaries and links to some of my best posts.
In order to maintain our koi through the winter, we have an aerator in the pond. The bubbling air assures that throughout most of the winter there will be a hole in the ice that forms on the surface. This hole helps maintain the oxygen required by the fish.
However, when the temperatures drop and reamain below 10°F for a few days, the hole in the ice may close, as it did for a few days last January. As a consequence of this year's early freeze, we have watched the hole slowly shrink since Sunday. This morning a small hole remains at the apex of an ice formation that resembles a small volcano.