It’s June and we have finally stepped over the threshold into what might be considered summer. The days have been sunny and warm and give the vague impression that we are finally done with darkness and rain. I’m going to trust that this is so. Watching the light linger over the downtown skyline till well past 8pm is a good sign.

I’ll admit that summer is not my favorite season. It may be a genetic thing (my Mom HATES hot weather) or it may be that my inner emotional compass seems to always point towards rainy, grey, introspective days. Whatever the reason, I tend to stay a bit in the shade and look out on the bright landscape with appreciation and a distant fondness. More light, more energy, more possibility. I can get behind that. And these days it seems that a brighter, more optimistic outlook is necessary. Read More →