Archive - Aug 4, 2006

Dog days

Even though the heat has subsided, these are still the dog days of summer. August is sort of the Sunday evening of months. Monday morning--school and a resumption of order--is imminent.

This fall I am going to be teaching history at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, so I will be on a school schedule. No matter what, I think the school schedule sticks with us throughout life. And August is sort of a nostalgic, last gasp of freedom. Summer is tired out, but one hates to leave it behind.