The other night the sun set around 7:30 PM. This would make no difference in the usual course of Apollo pulling his fiery chariot across the sky, but the fact that the sun set earlier than its customary 8:30 PM descent reveals one thing: Summer is ending.
And good riddens.
Yes, I sound like a grumpy clod. When living in South Florida, the weather doesn’t change much. Strike that—it doesn’t change AT ALL. Therefore, we experience a mutated version of summer eleven and one-half months of the year. So, yes, the promise of what lies ahead makes me genuinely excited. If I can sweat through the two hottest months in the state, August and September, I will be rewarded with some much sought-after fall.
Ten reasons exist why I’m willing to endure a return to work after a summer of sun and perspiration. Here they are: