Out in the Cold

I don’t like cold weather.  Drops in the mercury cause my joints to ache and my skin to get dry and itchy.  Most of my favorite hobbies are outdoor ventures, so cold winter days leave me feeling restless.  For these and so many other reasons, I simply don’t like the cold.

The cold, for most of us, is really not much more than an inconvenience.  We enjoy the shelter of heated homes.  We have relatively easy access to coats, scarves, gloves, and hats.  We generally take for granted our level of luxury; if we really don’t want to get out in the cold, we often don’t have to.  But this is not the case for a growing number of our neighbors.   Continue reading Out in the Cold