February 7th, 2012
Visiting the Midwest last week, I took my winter coat but forgot my boots. It didnâ€™t matter. My destination had only a smattering of old snow lingering in the shadows. The weather was wonderful, if you like sunny winter days in the 40s.
Most people do. A warm winterâ€™s easier. It takes less time to get the frost off the windshield in the morning. The wind doesnâ€™t seize your bare neck in a death grip when you step outside. The risk of falling on icy sidewalks evaporates and youâ€™re less likely to skid into another car on your way to the Pancake House.
And yet, itâ€™s not right.