Welcome Summer

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Today is officially the first day of summer.

As a kid, summer was from Memorial Day weekend when the pool opened, to Labor Day weekend when the pool closed and we were back in school the next day.

Summer is easily my favorite season.

True story, I wear the red suit and tell folks I have a place at the North Pole, but I’ve always preferred the heat.

Summers are for picnics, and hikes, and swimming, and sitting on the veranda drinking an adult entertainment beverage.

I’m hoping to get to do some of that this summer.

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That’s one of the reasons I work at the amusement park, and I work so hard on the project I talked about yesterday.

Summer is here.

Take advantage of it.

I’ll write something more substantive in the fall.

Either that or I’ll whine about the leaves.

Don’t forget to use sunscreen.


1639 – (O.S.) Increase Mather, American minister and author (d. 1723)
1921 – Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
1921 – Jane Russell, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
1925 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
1933 – Bernie Kopell, American actor and comedian
1947 – Meredith Baxter, American actress
1947 – Michael Gross, American actor
1957 – Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator
1979 – Chris Pratt, American actor
1982 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


15-year-old boy dead, 3 injured in Washington, DC festival shooting
New York Post
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‘Night Of Rage’: Eerie Flyers Pop Up In DC Ahead Of Roe v. Wade Decision
Daily Caller
The flyer, which has circulated on social media and was also reported on by The Wall Street Journal, warns of a “night of rage” should the high court overturn the landmark ruling as anticipated. Read More.

Aides Worried Biden May Have Concussion As He Starts Speaking Coherently
The Babylon Bee
News of Biden’s tumble quickly spread through media, with the cast of The View responding by all falling off their bikes on live TV to show how normal it is. Former President Trump, for his part, mocked Biden by entering a rally on a BMX bike and nailing a perfect 180 tailwhip. Read More.

FINA approves ‘gender inclusion policy’ for transgender swimmers
FOX News
The “gender inclusion policy” will only permit swimmers who transitioned before the age of 12 to compete in women’s events. FINA members voted 71.5% in favor of the new policies. Read More.


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17

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