Tag Archives: Summer

Dog Days Of 2022

Ever since the city opened the bike/hike trail near my house, people from the eastern part of town regularly walk their dogs on my street. Now that summer sunshine heats the pavement to extreme heat, I’m concerned about dogs possibly … Continue reading

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Solstice Day

Astronomers have calculated the precise time of the June solstice as 4:13 AM CDT (09:13 UTC) today. This is the moment when the apparent path of the Sun appears to be at its northernmost point. Today is the longest day … 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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June 2021 Solstice

Living plants and animals follow a natural set of rules. Our lives depend on our planet’s relationship to the Sun, the Moon, and the other planets of the Solar System. Ever since the first people, we have configured our lives … Continue reading

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Solstice Today!

“The fiercest blizzard begins with a single snowflake.” My friend Jonathan jokingly twisted the famous saying from the Tao te Ching: “A journey of a thousand li starts beneath one’s feet.” My young pal said the clever pun on December … Continue reading

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Refreshment

The body was feverish. The throat felt parched. Perspiration drenched the face, stung the eyes and smeared my eyeglasses. The absence of even the slightest of breezes brought out my worst feelings of aversion about┬ásummertime. It was time to take … Continue reading

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Play Outside

It was either in January or February of 1965 that a blizzard deposited a very tall snowdrift in front of our house in Lincoln, Nebraska. The wall of snow entirely obscured the front of the house, up to the gutters. … Continue reading

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