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February 2, 2006

February 2, 2006

Today is Groundhog Day! I think it marks the beginning of Woodchuck Week and Marmot Month.

According to Pennsylvania folklore, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. Now why would a rodent care about his shadow?

Today you should write about a shadow.

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Jim: Annoying Umbra

Gordon woke to the familiar muffled voices of his ancestors filling the darkness around him. He yawned but a good stretch was impossible in his cramped sleeping space. “Time to take a peek outside,” he muttered.

Gordon lumbered down the narrow tunnel and then squeezed out the narrow opening and into cool, crisp daylight.

“It’s about time you dragged me away from all those cranky old folks!”

Startled, Gordon froze in mid-stretch.

“And look at yourself! All you do is sleep all day. You’re as fat as a pig.”

Gordon grumbled and went back into the burrow, silencing his shadow.

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