More Summer

Today was a pretty hot day. Well a pretty hot day for Portland. It is currently 93° F, which passes for pretty hot in Portland. Now 93° F in Portland is different than 93° F in say, Hammond, IN, where I grew up outside Chicago. There you would also have the associated 80% humidity to go along with the heat. As they say in California, ours is a dry heat. Nonetheless, as I prepare to leave my school today the temperature in my office is 87. My office is south facing and even in January on a sunny day, can get pretty warm. The folks who suggest we move to a year round school calendar will need to plant some more shade trees outside my office before I sign up for that...