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February 10, 2002
Midwinter madness has been a constant factor in my life, as long as I can remember. Growing up, it was called cabin fever, but beginning in high school, that was not the most accurate terminology. February was filled with more fevered activity, with musical competitions and school play rehearsals. In college the insomnia began. I would sing and dance about the Quad with the Walkman, in my shirtsleeves, heedless of the cold.

I never really understood what it was all about until this year: Imbolc, midwinter, the return of the sun. The days are finally recognizably getting longer.