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July 22, 2011
Posted at 2:04 pm
Updated: July 22, 2011 - 3:24 pm
 

The heat goes on, too

The current temperature in my hometown is 104 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. I have canceled my usual lunchtime walk to the bookstore, and I don't plan to go outside without a good reason. When my work day is done, I'll walk from my office to my car, and then from my car to to my apartment. The sidewalks are deserted as everyone hunkers down in their indoor, climate-controlled environment. It's like living on the moon.

Chandra, how do you stand it in the tropics?

The summer weather is going to have an impact on my readers, I'm afraid. I've made a good start on a new story, but I don't know that I'll want to work on it much this weekend, even in my air-conditioned home bedroom. On days like this, I can read for about 15 minutes before I doze off.