While the calendar shows Groundhog Day on February 2, in Kalamazoo the groundhogs sleep for another couple of months. Our backyard woodchuck (Marmota monax) reappeared yesterday. Unlike their cousins, woodchucks are true hibernators sleeping through the entire winter.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.