There are some winter battles that are endlessly waged, even though you know they won’t be won until winter ends.
- My neighbor in Kaunas shoveling the walkway from his house to the street and the sidewalk in front of his house after every snowfall.
- City employees clearing streets and sidewalks of snow and laying down sand and ice.
- Janitorial staff, sales clerks and even baristas cleaning the floor of slush, snow, ice and dirt tracked in by customers.
- My attempts to style my hair in a way that doesn’t just end up in “hat hair” after wearing my wool cap.