Hot around here, headed for the mid-90s today and over the weekend. We’re not a tropical people, and we’re all a little stunned by this spate of sunny, warm weather. We feel guilty about it, and don’t quite trust it. Many continue to pursue their normal arctic activities - running at lunchtime, for instance - and in doing so look a little like Zamboni machines trying to smooth the Sahara for a hockey game.
I’m flying to Detroit Saturday, then to Milwauke to work next week, and usually when I head to the midwest this time of year, I look with dread (or don’t look at all) at the area’s weather. This time, however, it looks like I’ll be going there to cool off.