Søren Kierkegaard is known for his work Either/Or. (After clicking on the link at Wikipedia, I discover that Either/Or is nothing like I had expected. [Obviously, I have not read it.] And, hey, the great Danish philosopher wrote Either/Or in Berlin, after a lecture he attended there proved to be "unbearable nonsense." Interestingly, grammatical purists might quibble over the use of the virgule, the so-called slash in the title, because of the type of relationship it tries to show. The original title, in Danish, Enten - Eller, we are told, used a hyphen.) But I digress.
"I get all the news I need on the weather report. I can gather all the news I need on the weather report." -- Paul Simon
"You don't need a weather man / To know which way the wind blows." -- Bob Dylan
So, which is it?
As for me, I find I benefit immeasurably from whethermen and other spiritual meteorologists in my life.
One such seer, known variously as Warren, Joe, or Mirthful Sage, is moving from these parts.
He will be sorely missed, but alas he will still be a personal whetherman.
And we will stay connected.