The dog days of summer seem a natural breakpoint in the calendar because not much will happen over the next six weeks other than laying low and hiding out from the ill effects of the season:

Dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius (known colloquially as the “Dog Star”), which Hellenistic astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

We’ve got some vacation planned over the coming days, a getaway to Lake Michigan. Other than that and catching up on a backlog of reading, I have nothing better to do than sit in the shade and sip sweet tea for the next sixty days while waiting on the autumnal equinox.

So I’ve decided to take a break here too. Power down and reboot cycles are necessary from time to time and this seemed a good time for it. Things will resume here again after a refreshing pause and I’ll see you all again soon.

As always, thanks for reading and for sharing, stay well.