February in the Midwest can be rigorous. When wind-chill factors in the minus forties are added to the concerns for enrollment, budget and employment, it is not unusual to recall such notable quotes as "winter of discontent," and “be not a summer soldier and a sunshine patriot," and "these are the times that try men's souls."
"The more things change, the more they remain the same,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 68
, Article 11.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol68/iss1/11