I have always held in high esteem Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day. This could be because it was initially celebrated by Pennsylvania German (among many other cultures), and I am German. And as this has been a difficult winter to endure as my first with snow since I was 11, I was disheartened to learn that Phil saw his shadow yesterday. Another 6 weeks of winter. But then I thought about it, and that means winter will end on the 16th of March, which seems pretty soon. I’m excited! And I’m holding you to it, Punk.