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Opining About The Heat Again

The Facebook meme asked the question, “Name one thing that most people like that you dislike.” In the comments section, I typed, “summer”. The answer was reflexive–made without much thought put into it. I had just cleaned up after mowing … Continue reading

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Dog Days Again

The atmosphere seemed hellbent to oppress the Earth. The cloying, warm dampness of the early morning air immediately clung to my body after I stepped from the air conditioned haven of my home into the dark, haziness of the outdoors. … Continue reading

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It’s The Heat And The Humidity

The inevitable heat waves have finally settled into place in my little corner of Nebraska. We had a short encounter with hot weather at the beginning of this month, but the cool weather reasserted itself. In the meantime, I had … Continue reading

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Hot Enough For You?

In Nebraska, the greeting, “Hot enough for ya?” replaces “How are you?” or “How about those Cornhuskers?” in the summertime. On especially muggy, hot days I’ll jokingly respond with “No, bring on a heat wave.” My friends and acquaintances know … 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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Summertime

This morning, a glance at the calendar verified that today is the First Day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s also when a verse from George Gershwin’s “Summertime” started repeating in my head. “Summertime, And the livin’ is easy … Continue reading

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