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Summer 2016 Musings #8 – When Nature Calls

Summer 2016 Musings #8 – Nature CallsSummer 2016 Musings #8 – Nature CallsIt is that time again. When my soul begs to be replenished, in the deep hills of my country. This cry rises as I stare at the full lady moon. Her bluish glare touch my window sill and my soul yearns. All that… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #8 – When Nature Calls

panda with ice cooling down from the heat
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Summer 2016 Musings #7 – Ice Chips

Its midnight, the heat sits on my skin like a lazy teenager. I had long switched off the screens and rested my head on a lukewarm pillow. Miserable. Sleep evades me like a nerdy teenager, looking for a date to the prom. Ice chips! They circle in my mind's eye, promising to cool, at least my… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #7 – Ice Chips

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Summer 2016 Musings #6 – The Holy Grail of bag juice, Cals!

I have discovered the Holy Grail of bag juice! Cals bag juice! It is definitely way above the rest, in quality. Over the last couple days, I realized that the more water content in the bag juice, the tougher it is. The harder it is to bite into the ice and the less rewarding it… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #6 – The Holy Grail of bag juice, Cals!

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Summer 2016 Musings #5 – Bag Juice pon Base

Usually, I prefer fruit juices, however, this heat is causing me to sweat and dehydrate at a rapid pace. I twist and turn at night, feeling like I am sloping through the Florida swamps. It's time to go cheap and efficient! It's bag juice season! Yesterday, I reluctantly dragged on a T-shirt and shorts and… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #5 – Bag Juice pon Base

summer heat - woman with fans
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Summer 2016 Musings #4 – Roshan and Biscayne Bay on Double Duty

I lie in bed, feeling like a beached dolphin. The heat is caressing my skin in the most intimate ways; it's intolerable. Just this weekend, I had to pull em out, fix em up and plug em in. What you ask? My fans! Without them, I would be like a wilted flower. Thank God for… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #4 – Roshan and Biscayne Bay on Double Duty

african american woman-sleeping in silk slip
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Summer 2016 Musings #1 – Silk Slips, The Clothing of Choice

It's funny how a heat wave can get you to consider wearing new things. Slips have never been my thing, but 96 degrees or higher in the shade...has made them the only sane choice. I can't believe it has taken me over a dozen years, to stash my tom boy ways and agree to even… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #1 – Silk Slips, The Clothing of Choice