Groundhog Day

Since 1887, it has become an American tradition to have our weather forecast for the coming weeks decided by the most unlikely of creatures. Every year on February 2^nd^, people gather in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (which is about 75 miles NE of Pittsburgh) to see whether a groundhog (named Punxsutawney Phil) will see his shadow. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow (which he “sees” 90% of the time), we will have six more weeks of winter.

What If You Could Know the Future?

A Common Worry

The future is something that many people worry about, with good reason. There are many uncertainties in life. In the world, nations rise and fall, battles and conflicts emerge, and “stability” is never certain. In one’s own life different pressures rise to cause worry in life. Economic forces cause strain and uncertainty, tensions within one’s personal life and family can cause strain, even our own mortality can cause most to stress about our own future. So, what if you could know what your future held? The most common answer to this question would be to take advantage of what that information would provide.