A Cool Day in August
Here in Chicago, we occasionally get a cool day out of the blue. When I first moved here, I thought of it as natural air-conditioning, and found the relief of cold Canadian wind a delightful treat in the midst of usually hot and humid summers.
This year, I worry that the 60 degree breezes we're experiencing right now ought to be staying north, that their constant movement of cold air south is a symptom of global warming patterns. There are clear signs of how much damage has already been done - you can explore aerial photos here - and yet so few of us have time to acknowledge our connection and responsibility to the land and each other.
We're still waiting to hear more information about the potential Four Necessity trial later this month. We'll keep you updated as soon as we know more. Until then, be well, and keep all of our beautiful planet in your prayers.