The temperature on my thermometer reads 24 degrees below zero this morning. I pick up my papers from the foyer of my apartment building: the Superior Telegram and the Duluth News Tribune. I then pour a cup of coffee, sit in my chair and begin to read my papers - a simple pleasure.

We in the Northland are fortunate to have two papers printed in our area. I am grateful to read the papers and sip coffee on this minus-24-degree day.

Mary Ann Katzmark