Back to post / website. View/add comments for this article.Air Conditioning cartoon by Stuart McMillen, February 2010. When did we become so soft? When did we decide to be the same temperature at all time all throughout the year? When did we stop looking forward to the heat of a summer day? or the crisp air of a winter night? When did weather fluctuations become unwelcome annoyances... ...instead of celebrated arrivals? Stay in your cocoons if you want... ...I'd rather feel alive.