Dog days of Summer

August 1 – Welcome to the 8th month on the Julian calendar.  Undoubtedly a favorite of Europeans who choose this month for vacation and travel. Not just one week mind you, but an entire month of vacation. Ohhh, to be a European…

At this midpoint of the Summer I sit and prepare for classes. In two weeks, my personal Summer shall end.  I will, once again, become a member of my esteemed group of colleagues and rejoin the workforce.  My first real break from work will come to an end.

What other August thoughts? Shadows lengthen. A long day in Oslo, Norway – sunrise at 4:58a, sunset at 9:47p. – a 16 hour, 48 minute, and 6 second day.  A longer day in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska – sunrise at 3:16a, sunset at 12:45a

Perseids meteor shower – the gift of the heavens

Augustus was  the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor.

Lower case august as an adjective means marked by majestic dignity or grandeur.

Oh, August, how I love thee. perseids-meteors-2010-aurora-borealis_24557_600x450

About danaj33

writer * department chair of Broadcast Electronic Media Arts and audio faculty at City College of San Francisco * music composer and producer * always in discovery mode, learning, living, loving, and laughing.
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