Hello, dearest fellow travelers! How are you all doing this fine summer day? The wretched heat wave that smothered the Midwest for a full week has finally broken–we’re now at the point where 85 degrees feels wonderfully temperate, compared to the muggy 100 we were sweltering through. A weather opener, how dull, I know, but I mention it by way of explanation: last week I was taking typhoid medication, the side effects of which include dizziness and disorientation, and I was also suffering through a week of extreme heat that dulled my brain and made me snappish. So I didn’t prepare any pieces for you this week, and instead you get the twice-weekly photos (I am faithful in that), and an excuse today, and hopefully something more substantial on Thursday.
How about you? Are you on vacation, or taking half days on Fridays, or going to outdoor concerts, or in some other way enjoying the heck out of summer? I hope so!