Yesterday morning I was sitting at conference table, downing coffee to keep my eyes open, when I heard someone say that it's springtime now and the snakes are waking up. Well, those kinds of statements at the breakfast table do have a way of getting my attention.
I turned sideways and realized the words were coming from a high school science teacher, that I know, from Arizona.
"Sure," she said, "and people who move here in the winter time are pretty surprised when a snake wakes up and crawls out from under their porch."
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