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August 31, 2021

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And so August and the summer end. Well, we do have a few weeks in September until the official end, but come tomorrow thoughts will turn to autumn, to school, and to yet another concert season of uncertainty. It is incredible that the pandemic is heading up another peak of sickness and death due to misinformation and an unfounded rejection of science, of the vaccines that could lift us out of one of the unbelievable disasters we find ourselves in. Floods, fires, fumbled evacuations from war, these layer on top of the continuing pandemic. Hard to find a sliver of optimism in the world today.

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September 11, 2021 at 5:02 pm

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August 30, 2021

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I wake in the too-early morning hours unable to shake fearful dreams. I read, write, wait for the day to actually begin, unable to snap myself out of the unfortunate place my mind has chosen to linger.

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September 11, 2021 at 4:17 pm

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August 29, 2021

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Morning after a rain storm.

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September 11, 2021 at 4:13 pm

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August 28, 2021

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Summer’s final flowers bloom unsteadily in this odd season of alternating extreme heat and extreme rain.

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September 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm

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August 27, 2021

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Unexpected still life in miniature, seen on m walk today.

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September 11, 2021 at 4:10 pm

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August 26, 2021

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Unwelcome signs that autumn approaches.

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September 11, 2021 at 4:09 pm

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August 25, 2021

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A peaceful photo from my walk yesterday, belying the heat, the too-loud sound system, the turbulence in my brain.

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September 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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August 24, 2021

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I am feeling rootless, drained of energy by the enervating heat. I drive to my old neighborhood to walk by the water, hoping for a bit of peace but encounter a rap concert in progress, its PA blasting from the pier. Solace simply is not to be found today.

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September 11, 2021 at 3:58 pm

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August 23, 2021

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Clean up from Henri, and watching the weather for what’s coming next.

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September 11, 2021 at 3:54 pm

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August 22, 2021

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Henri came and it went. Some wild winds and heavy rain but nothing scary. The storm passed by fairly quickly and we went out and walked the streets of my neighborhood, joining others equally glad that we were spared the worst that was forecast.

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August 24, 2021 at 3:13 pm

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