The changing of the seasons

It may be cold outside, but the squirrels and dope smokers are starting to venture into the Linear Park once more, so spring is clearly on the way. Yes, once more the night air carries the delicate aroma of both kinds of skunk.

I passed a group of kids doing the “loser shuffle”—that hunched walk teenagers do when it’s 10am on a weekday and they somehow haven’t made it to school yet—and sure enough they were smoking. Cause or effect? I’m still not sure, but I suspect it’s not a habit to pick up before graduation.