As a skeptic I don’t think that this ritual is indicative of anything, but Groundhog Day is an amusing and lasting cultural phenomenon that must be honored. All hail groundhog supremacy!
An end to winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair Saturday in front of thousands in west-central Pennsylvania but didn’t see his shadow. (Feb. 2)