N. Y. Times: The Big Sleep

Imagine the thought of taking the entire winter off.  According to New York Times op-ed contributor Graham Robb, that is exactly what our northern European ancestors used to do.  When all of the farming and harvesting work was done for the year, they simply holed up in their houses and went to sleep for the next several months until spring came around again.

Imagine that:  Every day a snow day for the next six months or thereabouts.  Think of the energy savings.  Think what we would save in the cost of food.  Think what we would save in terms of our sanity from just not even trying to deal with the cold weather.

Feel free to discuss this amongst yourselves.  I’ll get back to you in the springtime.

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