It is a month with no commitment, and no balls. Little League, like everything else fun, is many weeks away.
|Spoonful of sugar for the medicine.|
To the month's credit, there is Fat Tuesday and Pancake Day. But let us not forget that these joyful exploits into pastry and beer are mere sugar coating for the long Lenten season of chocolate neglect and doldrumery ahead.
Every year, I listen hopefully for a specific February phrase: "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
A lot of normal people might get bummed out at such a sentiment, but I take it as a hopeful sign, like the return of the crocuses from the cold earth, that all this crap will soon be over.