Endurance: Short days, long nights December 20, 2017 by Cathy Healy // Day after tomorrow, the sun will linger a smidge longer, thank heavens. I’m a hibernating bear, a bit growly, a lot sleepy and wrestling urges to get fat. Last winter, I fled to summer in southern Latin America. Endless summer is pretty wonderful. This year I’m toughing it out in DC, but that is a choice.