The Last Word



This week was summer-themed and — with one fresh exception from Judith Mernit — recycled, in the most exciting sense of the word. This allowed us all to actually experience summer, in order to have more stories to share with you, dear Reader.

In the summer of 2010, Heather spent eight-hour hiking days in the Sonoran Desert with archaeologists

Guest Judith Lewis Mernit drove into the Sierra Pelona Mountains at four in the morning to watch the Perseid meteor shower. It was more like a dribble, but it was a good excuse for much-needed fresh night air and companionship.

In 2011, Richard had adventures in the Chilean mountains at some of the world’s finest astronomy facilities. By switching hemispheres, he avoided summer altogether.

Niki Wilson wishes summer could last a little longer, for the sake of a homework reprieve for her hard-working fourth-grader.

The summer of 2012 was a nasty fire season in Colorado. Christie saw it first hand and thanked her stars for the quick-responding volunteer fire-fighters.

Image: Luc Viatour , c/o Wikimedia Commons

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