Getting into the hot, humid season over here (30° – 40°C / 86° – 104°F). Always seems like the sweltering weather hits us way too soon in the summer! But no, it’s nearly solstice, so here we go, irrevocably dragged through that long, sticky stretch of subtropical obnoxiousness until late September.

It’s just too damn stultifying and oppressive, but attacked by this overly-radiant nearby star, we’re more unstrung and agitated than we are strung out and somnolent. The muggy, sun-blasted season doesn’t inspire any enthusiasm in me for Read the rest of this entry »