There's a famous saying about March. It comes in like a something and goes out like a something else. I never remember which is the lion and which is the lamb. Or how any of that applies to the month of March.
I hope to start Geraldine Brooks' March tomorrow. Yes, I'll be reading March in, wait for it…March. Ah, kismet. Anyway, in case you've been living in a cave, March is Little Women from the dad's perspective. As long as it's not too heavy on the battle scenes, I think I'll enjoy it. ("So, these little women…how little are they? Scary little?") I like behind-the-scenes stuff. You know those videos Mr. Rogers would have that showed how stuff was made? I was all about those.
And finally, I know why the March Hare is called that. To wit:
"'Mad as a March hare' was a common phrase in Carroll's time, and appears in John Heywood's collection of proverbs published in 1546. It is reported in The Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner that this proverb is based on popular belief about hares' behavior at the beginning of the long breeding season, which lasts from February to September in Britain. Early in the season, unreceptive females often use their forelegs to repel overenthusiastic males. It used to be incorrectly believed that these bouts were between males fighting for breeding supremacy."
Yeah for Wikipedia. And for Lewis Carroll. He was pretty cool, for a mathematician.