Winter this year has been pretty good for us here, especially compared to last year. I know that isn’t the case for many parts of the U.S. but fortunately for us, we were spared the worst. Despite falling at the beginning of the year, winter seems like an ending. Spring on the other hand is all about new beginnings. Maybe that’s why many ancient civilizations began their calendar years in spring. The other thing I like about spring is that it’s the gateway to summer, my favorite season. So join me in welcoming spring. It may be a bit early, but we can always use a dose of the hope that spring represents.