Saturday, January 27, 2024


[Originally published in the Monroe News on January 26, 2024]

Given that winter has found us in full force with days of sub-zero wind chills and even a few inches of snow on the ground it is time to talk about seasons.  Here in Michigan we are well acquainted with the four seasons of weather.  In fact sometimes the joke goes that in Michigan, you might be fortunate enough to see all four in a single day. If you don’t like the weather, just wait, it’ll be different in an hour.

As I write this the wind chill outside is -7 degrees.  Now don’t hate me for this, but I love the seasons.  I even love the winter.  So long as I have the right layers, I don’t even mind the cold.  Its not that I relish difficult things or the challenge of survival.  I just like the differing perspectives the seasons give.  I made the comment the other day, do you know the one nice thing about the temperature being below zero?  It sure makes those 30-degree days suddenly feel warm.  

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