Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, was indicted on federal charges of fraud Monday, a culmination of a two-month-long inquiry into the groundhog's now-debunked prediction that spring was "right around the corner."
What is it about season changes that we long for? Sure the new growth and fresh start of Spring excites us after a long winter. But so too do the crack of the baseball bat and hot summer nights, or the crispness of fall mornings.
What is magical about Punxsutawney is not just the movie or the mythical 127-year-old "prognosticator of prognosticators." The people and their values are the magic, and it is from the real people of Punxsutawney that America can learn some real lessons.
I am no Punxsutawney Phil, but I did see my shadow today and, I hate to tell you, it is human! We, animals, are often said to be like humans in our bodies, but very unlike them in our minds -- is that so?