Flat Lining


It was 80 and sunny today. Lately, its been 80 and sunny every day. You would think this would be a good thing, especially after a summer like we had. Or, I should say. the summer that we didn’t have.

But the truth is I am looking forward to fall, and a break in the weather. Any break. A breeze, a storm, anything. The meteorologists on TV are telling us that the atmosphere is “capped.” Because of this, our weather is stationary, and the air over us is stagnant. The result is an unpleasant brown haze hanging in the air that is unusual for Minneapolis. We are stewing in our own offal. Kind of like having a burrito for lunch, and shutting the office door all afternoon. Fragrant, but not in a good way.

So while we bake and stew in the late summer haze for another day, I will leave you with this awesome photo from Shorpy.com. It is labor day after all. We’ve come a long way in 100 years. A reminder to count our blessings.

January 1909. Augusta, Georgia. "Noon Hour. Workers in Enterprise Cotton Mill. The wheels are kept running through noon hour (which is only 40 minutes) so employees may be tempted to put in part of this time at machine if they wish." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine

January 1909. Augusta, Georgia. "Noon Hour. Workers in Enterprise Cotton Mill. The wheels are kept running through noon hour (which is only 40 minutes) so employees may be tempted to put in part of this time at machine if they wish." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine

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