Tag Archives: Summer

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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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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Perihelion Is Tonight

January weather in North America seems counter-intuitive. Some of the coldest temperatures of the year occur around the early part of this month. If we reckoned temperatures by our distance from the Sun, our winter temperatures should be less severe … Continue reading

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Yippie! It’s Summer

The calendar says that it’s Summer today. It’s the time when people expect life to be at its peak. There are the swimming pools, the smell of fresh cut lawns, and the luxury of barbecued food for dinner. For most … Continue reading

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