MINOT, N.D. — I shouldn’t say this, as it’s no doubt tempting the fates to bring down a blizzard on my head, but I kind of like shoveling snow. I like the cold, and the opportunity to listen to some music or a podcast on my earbuds without being interrupted by my adorable but persistent kids, and lord knows I need the exercise.
But it’s not a consistent attitude. I think this about shoveling snow every year until about mid-January. By then, I’m over it.
This is the last Friday mailbag of 2021. Next Friday is Christmas Eve, and as much as I love you folks, I’m going to be spending that day with my family.
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