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Summer days, driftin' away. . .

Summer days, driftin' away. . .is the theme of this month's Scientiae. Since for me (and this month's host, Abel Pharmboy), most of the days are speeding rather than drifting away; this post is going to be short.

Abel asks us to "consider how you balance the demands and pleasures of this season. Have you found ways to make progress on your must-dos while also taking time for your family, friends - and yourself - and being in the moment of this time of year?"

Crazy work person that I am, somehow this summer there is a balance. We're having a very social summer getting to see family and friends from different parts of the country and the world. We're trying to get back into shape-- swam the Hudson, training to do the Tufts 10k and getting ready to get back to bike riding. And we are taking a couple of mini- vacations and eating some wonderful food. Ah that wild mushroom feast at TW Food. Not only was it wow, but after meeting Ben the wild mushroom forager; everywhere we go Tom and I check out the fungus-- I'm sure there is a patch of black trumpets up the road from us; but I'm too chicken to taste them.

And I'm only a little behind at work. Ok so how am I doing it? Hmmm well I'm getting up a little earlier (not so hard to do in the summer, when it is light), the mini-vacations are tied into work travel to nice places and....

Ok the reality is I have no idea how we are doing it and why it is working out so well. I do know that I'm enjoying myself even though I'm feeling a little slammed by work this week. While it's nice to imagine doing this all year around; I don't think I would like it. It is nice to have the summer be different. Thanks Abel for helping me realize this.



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