I walk 3 miles around my community 5 mornings a week, and in some ways I judge my neighbors this time of year by how well they clear their sidewalks. Laggards neither sweep, shovel nor sand. Good people are out there early and often; getting it all up off the ground. As an early shoveler, I am a true believer in the early bird gets nice dry sidewalks. And the ability to walk without boots (which I hate). Laggards are a danger to their community, especially since in our town at least city officials generally have better things to do than give citations to folks who don't meet the 48 hour rule. That's my rant for the day. And with more snow coming next week -- I expect to see you people out their shovels at the ready!