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Would you buy a used car from this rodent?

Punxsutawny Phil famously predicted an “early end to winter” this year. I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what that means.  First, consider the alternative–six more weeks of winter. By my calculations six weeks of winter would put the end at around March 16. The Spring Equinox is not until March 20–so six weeks is […]

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Ground Hog Day

As I’m writing this on February 1, I can’t be sure what the famous rodent will see his shadow or, not. Given the weather everywhere east of the Rockies, I’m thinking there won’t be any sun to make a shadow. Still, it seems like most years Phil’s prediction is for six more weeks of winter. […]

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Groundhog day

The former pastor of my church used to celebrate Groundhog day because it signals the approaching end of winter. It’s sort of the light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, in Montana it’s a really long tunnel. But we take what we can get.