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Seasonal adjustment

Here's my hope.

Because the Inland Northwest has had an abundance of hot, sunny days this summer, people around here will be less apt to complain about winter a few months from now.

Call me a dreamer.

But it just seems fair.

Perhaps someone poised to grouse about a little snow or cold will pause and have this thought: “Well, we did have exactly the sort of summer I yearn for…so maybe I need to accept that a vigorous winter is only right.”

OK, I know what you are thinking.

“Not a chance in hell.”

You're thinking that winter whiners are incapable of perspective, incapable of seeing things in context.

Incapable of remembering that our area shares a border with Canada.

Perhaps. But I prefer to have a little faith in people.

I'm betting those who traditionally seem stunned that our area can get a little frosty will remember the summer of '13 and act like grown-ups.

I'm betting that they will accept a little nip in the air as a fair trade for the long, hot summer they loved.

But that's just a guess. What's your prediction?


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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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