Shut in from all the world without, we sat the clean-winged hearth about, content to let the north-wind roar. In baffled rage at pane and door . . .
—John Greenleaf Whittier
As Whittier expressed, this is a lovely time of year for those of us blessed with warm homes. I hope you have all gotten through the near record-breaking snows without injury or discomfort, especially those unac- customed to such severe weather.