The cold weather has settled in for a long stay, it seems. Perhaps it likes our small town on the seacoast. It’s wrapped its frigid fingers around us and doesn’t seem to want to let go. Each day is colder than the next. Wherever I am seems colder than where I was before. I wear the warmest clothes in my closet, and still I shiver. I even wear my hat and scarf in my classroom while I’m teaching. This morning, with the thermometer at 14 degrees, spring seems as far distant as the sun.