The case for hibernation

 Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

I hate winter.

It’s just that simple.

I don’t bother to put qualifications on it or try to make myself feel better by thinking that it’s only a few months out of the year or that winter is necessary because it helps replace the

ground water supply or kills all of the bugs.

I’ve never really bought into all those arguments anyway.

After all, with all of the snow, ice and cold temperatures folks in Alaska are forced to endure, they’re still plagued with some of the biggest mosquitoes anyone has ever seen once the weather warms up again.

Just so there isn’t any misunderstanding, let’s define what I mean by winter.

Unlike a lot of people, I don’t use a calendar to determine when fall has ended and winter has begun.

In fact, they could change the rules tomorrow and decide that winter officially starts on Sept. 1 and it wouldn’t matter to me at all.

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