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Dog Days Of Summer

The easy availability of weather-related channels on the Web has changed the way I view the four seasons–particularly the summertime. I’ve been regularly viewing a YouTube channel called “Direct Weather”. The young man who hosts the videos does a good … Continue reading

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The Dog Days Are Here Again

Summer weather brings out my inner cynic. I want to believe that I’m a cynic in the Classical Greek way, that virtue is the only way to achieve a life of value. Then, on second thought, such thinking leads to … Continue reading

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Back To The Dog Days Of Summer

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have arrived at serious summertime now that the Dog Days are in progress. This is the eagerly anticipated or the dreaded time of year that sunshine and heat rule the land. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Dog Days

Dog Days, is an odd term isn’t it?  When I was a young boy, I wondered why there were Dog Days, but no Cat Days.  I was so troubled by the question that I decided to write to President Kennedy … Continue reading

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These Are The Dog Days

I may have been nine or ten years old the first time I wondered about Dog Days.  The family had been downtown shopping the cut-rate sidewalk sales.  Nearly all the merchants had large displays of leftover items and products that … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Many ancient Romans believed that dog sacrifice appeased the rage of Sirius and thus diminished the heat of Summer. The brightest star in the night skies of Summer was Sirius, from the Greek word for “scorcher”. The religionists believed that … Continue reading

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