Tag: winter

  • Tatooine mornings (faking the sunrise)

    We’ve wandered too far from home. Although our species evolved near the equator, we’ve migrated well beyond our natural habitat, colonizing the planet’s extreme northern and southern latitudes. And our bodies aren’t well-suited to handle this displacement. More specifically, the short days of winter wreak havoc on our circadian rhythms, our internal clock. Typically, these […]

  • Rooting for snowstorms

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve rooted for snowstorms. As a kid, I wasn’t alone. What student doesn’t celebrate when school gets cancelled? Lying half-awake in the pre-dawn dark, I’d switch on the radio. The newscasters rattled off local cancellations, and I desperately hoped to get lucky. But that doesn’t explain why I […]