July 30th, 2013
It's the dog days of summer.
And what on earth does that mean, anyway?
Sirius was nicknamed the Dog Star by the Romans. For three weeks beginning in late July, Sirius rose and set with the sun...so the ancients concluded that the extra heat from Sirius must be making the sunshine extra hot during those Dog Days, when temperatures and tempers would be on the rise.
Well Sirius may not exactly follow the sun anymore, but there's still a lot to learn from the dogs. When the weather gets hot and sultry, follow their lead. Take your walk in the early morning coolness. Eat anything you want, spend as much time as possible in the water, and sleep in the shade all afternoon.
Dogs take their fun pretty seriously, and we should too.
If you're looking for me this week...I'll be out digging at the beach.