Allow me to welcome winter back to Michigan. Just yesterday I was complaining about snowflakes. As much as I love winter weather -- part of the reason I live in Michigan -- I’m done; ready for spring, ready for flip-flops. Then this morning, before I looked out my window, I looked at the news and saw terrible disasters around the world, and suddenly snow didn’t seem so bad. If you’re one of those who complain about Michigan weather, if you’ve left the state for warmer climes or constantly threaten to do so, I bid you adieu. But beware; there are wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis out there. Better to stay home in Michigan, slow your commute just a bit, and wait safely and patiently for spring. Delayed gratification, the ant and the grasshopper, sly old foxes, Pure Michigan.