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03 September 2013 @ 07:41 am
Summer's end. A rather demanding teaching schedule this Fall - a regular evening class and two consecutive "condensed" classes - Wednesday nights and every other Saturday. I've spent the summer prepping, so I can have everything ready to go, but it's still going to be like a batting-cage with the pitching machine turned up to "fast".

My house is in the fog-belt south of Venice, CA; generally it's pleasant and cool. But there's about three weeks of the year during which it needs air conditioning, and these is them. I keep box-fans running pretty constantly in the afternoons when I'm working, and across the bed at night. (The cats sleep in a line in front of them). I'm reminded of blazing-hot summers in the late '60s, when my friend Laurie and I would go to the 50-cent matinees at the local theaters - one of the first multiplexes (four theaters, whoo-hoo!) - just for a couple of hours in the air conditioning. Of course, in the late '60s was pre-Star Wars, pre-"summer movie", when they were making all these "serious social issues" films; I remember we saw "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and "Midnight Cowboy" - cheerful stuff. But it WAS cool.
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