Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

In the United States we have a peculiar method by which it is determined whether or not we are to be faced with six more weeks of winter.  On February 2nd, with great fanfare and anticipation, a furry creature known as a groundhog that bears the name of the town he lives, is rather rudely awakened from his slumber and exposed to the elements.   Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow determines if we are in for...